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

EDUCATION

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

PUBLICATIONS

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WORKING PAPERS

  • On the relationship between standard intersection cuts, lift-and-project cuts and generalized intersection cuts

    (author(s): Egon Balas, Tamas Kis) Submitted for publication to Mathematical Programming A

  • Orthant cuts as GICs and L&P cuts

    (author(s): Egon Balas, Thiago Serra) 2014

  • Generalized intersection cuts from certain nonconvex lattice-free sets

    2014

  • Partial hyperplane activation for generalized intersection cuts (revision of earlier paper)

    (author(s): Egon Balas, Aleksandr Kazachkov, François Margot, Selvaprabu Nadarajah) 2014

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Mathematical Optimization Society - Appointed to 3-member committee for selecting the winner of the Khachiyan Prize for lifetime accomplishment (2012)
  • Mathematical Optimization Society - Member of Selection Committee for the Khachiyan Prize for lifetime accomplishment of the Mathematical Optimization Society (2012)
  • Academy of Sciences, Bologna, Italy - corresponding member (2011)
  • Profiles in Operations Research: Pioneers and Innovators, Springer, 2011, 447-462 - Honored by an essay by Graham K. Rand, Lancaster University, "Egon Balas", in A. Assad and S. Gass (editors) (2011)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Balas Award, occasional member of the selection committee for best summer paper, (2011 - )
  • Review Committee of Tepper School's Dean, Chairperson, (2006 - 2007)
  • GSIA Dean's Advisory Council, Committee Member, (1990 - 2000)
  • GSIA Dean Search Committee, Committee Member, (1995 - 1996)
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CONSULTING

  • CombineNet, Inc. (2003 - 2010)
  • Algorithmica, Inc. Developed rolling mill scheduling system used by the Cleveland Works of LTV Steel for 10 years. (1993 - 1999)
  • Sumitomo Steel (January 1988 - 1991)
  • LTV Steel (January 1985 - 1988)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Editorial

    Member of the Editorial Board, Discrete Optimization (2003-)
    Member of the Editorial Board, Naval Research Logistics (2003-)
    Advisory Editor, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (1996-)
    Member of the Editorial Board, Computational Optimization and Applications (1991-)
    Associate Editor, Annals of Operations Research (1983-)
    Member of the Editorial Board, Zeitschrift fur Operations Research (1980-)
    Advisory Editor, Discrete Applied Mathematics (1976-)
    Editorial Associate,European Journal of Operational Research (1976-)
    Member of the Editorial Board, Revue d'Automatique, Informatique et Recherche Operationnelle (R.A.I.R.O.) (1976-2004)
    Associate Editor, Operations Research (1967-1996)
    Member of the Editorial Board, Ricerca Operativa (1981-1995)
    Member of the Editorial Board, Cahiers du Centre d'Etudes de Recherche Operationnelle (1986-1995)
    Associate Editor, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly (1979-1989) (1976 -)

  • Other professional activities

    Member of the Selection Committee for the Leonid Khachyan Prize, 2012-2015.
    Member of the Selection Committee for the John von Neumann Theory Prize, 1998-2001
    Member of the Program Committee for the 2015 International Symposium on Mathematical Programming
    Member of Program Committee, Tenth Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO 10), 2004
    Chairman of the Program Committee, Fourth Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, (IPCO 4) 1995
    Member of the Program Committee, Second Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, (IPCO 2) 1992
    Member of the Program Committee for the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming
    Council Member, Mathematical Programming Society (1988-1991)
    Council Member, TIMS (1972-1975)
    Chairman, TIMS Publications Committee (1974-1975) (2001)

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Integer Programming (47830)
    2015 Mini 3 Section: A
    2013 Mini 3 Section: A
    2009 Mini 3 Section: A
    2007 Mini 3 Section: A
    2006 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Advanced Integer Programming (47831)
    2015 Mini 4 Section: A
    2013 Mini 4 Section: A
    2009 Mini 4 Section: A
    2007 Mini 4 Section: A
    2006 Mini 4 Section: A
  • 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
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Egon Balas