Egon  Balas

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

Phone

412-268-2285

Area of Expertise

Operations Research

Education

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


PUBLICATIONS

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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)
University of Liege, Belgium - Honarary Doctorate (2008)
National Academy of Engineering - Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (2006)
CMU - University Professor (1990)
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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., ( - 2011)
TEPPER FACULTY RECRUITMENT/OR, (2008 - 2009)
Chairperson, CMU DEAN'S REVIEW, (2007 - 2008)
TEPPER FAC RECRUITMENT (OR), (2006 - 2007)
TEPPER DEAN'S POLICY ADVISORY, (2005 - 2006)
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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
Member, IFORS Hall of Fame (International Federation of OR Societies)
Member, INFORMS Fellow
Member, Mathematical Optimization Society
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Editor, Journal Editor, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization
Editor, Journal Editor, Computational Optimization and Applications
Editor, Associate Editor, Annals of Operations Research
Editor, Journal Editor, Zeitschrift für Operations Research
Editor, Journal Editor, Discrete Applied Mathematics
Editor, Journal Editor, European Journal of Operational Research
Conference-Related, International Mathematical Programming Symposium, Program Committee (2013 - 2015)
Conference-Related, Workshop on Combinatorial Optimization ( - 2012)
Conference-Related, Various activities, Annual INFORMS Meeting ( - 2011)
Member, NSF review panel ( - 2011)
Conference-Related, Workshop on Combinatorial Optimization ( - 2011)
Editor, Journal Editor, Revue d'Automatique, Informatique et Recherche Opérationnelle (1976 - 2004)
Editor, Associate Editor, Operations Research (1967 - 1996)
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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