Egon  Balas

University Professor of Industrial Administration and Applied Mathematics, The Thomas Lord Professor of Operations Research

PHONE

412-268-2285

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 232B

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Operations Research

EDUCATION

University of Paris - Ph D - 1968
University of Brussels - Ph D - 1967
Bolyai University - Other - 1949

PUBLICATIONS

  • Der Wille zur Freiheit (paperback edition of the German translation of Will to Freedom)

    Springer, 2014

  • Combining Lift-And-Project And Reduce-And-Split

    (author(s): Egon Balas, Gerard Cornuejols, Tamas Kis, Giacomo Nannicini) INFORMS Journal on Computing 25(3), 2013; 475-487

  • Intersection cuts from multiple rows: a disjunctive programming approach

    (author(s): Egon Balas, Andrea Qualizza) European Journal of Computational Optimization 1(1), 2013; 3-49

  • Der Wille Zur Freiheit (Will To Freedom)

    Springer, 2012; 418

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Partial hyperplane activation for GICs with vertices of rank 1 and rank 2

    2013

  • Orthant cuts: generalized intersection cuts from certain nonconvex lattice-free sets

    2013

  • On lift-and-project cuts from four-term disjunctions for solving MIPs

    (author(s): Egon Balas, Tamas Kis) 2013; 51

  • Final intersection points for generalized intersection cuts

    (author(s): Egon Balas, A. Kazachkov) 2013

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Selection Committee for the Khachyan Prize (2012-2015) (2013)
  • Mathematical Optimization Society - Member of Seclection Committee for the Khachiyan Prize for lifetime accomplishment of the Mathematical Optimization Society (2012)
  • Academy of Sciences, Bologna, Italy - Elected as a member of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna, Italy (2011)
  • Profiles in Operations Research: Pioneers and Innovators, Springer - Honored by an essay by Graham K. Rand, Lancaster University (2011)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • University Professors’ Ad hoc committees, Committee Member, (1990 - )
  • Balas Award Committee, Case Competition, I was involved in the selection of the winner of the Balas Award for the best summer paper.
  • TEPPER FACULTY RECRUITMENT/OR, (2008 - 2009)
  • Chairperson, CMU DEAN'S REVIEW, (2007 - 2008)
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CONSULTING

  • CombineNet, Inc. (January 2003)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Academy of Science of Bologne, Italy
  • Member, Hungarian Academy of Science
  • Editor, Journal Editor, Discrete Optimization
  • Editor, Journal Editor, Naval Logistics Research
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Convex Polytopes (47861)
    2013 Mini 1 Section: A
    2012 Mini 3 Section: A
    2010 Mini 3 Section: A
    2008 Mini 2 Section: A
    2008 Mini 3 Section: A
    2006 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Networks and Matchings (47836)
    2013 Mini 2 Section: A
    2011 Mini 2 Section: A
    2009 Mini 2 Section: A
    2007 Mini 2 Section: A
    2005 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Integer Programming (47830)
    2013 Mini 3 Section: A
    2009 Mini 3 Section: A
    2007 Mini 3 Section: A
    2006 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Advanced Integer Programming (47831)
    2013 Mini 4 Section: A
    2009 Mini 4 Section: A
    2007 Mini 4 Section: A
    2006 Mini 4 Section: A
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Egon Balas