Professor BENSOUSSAN Alain

Chair Professor of Risk and Decision Analysis

Contact: (+852) 3442-2267  
Office: YEUNG-P6617
Research Center: International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis

Professor BENSOUSSAN Alain

Research Interests/Areas:

  • Applied Mathematics and Automatic Control
  • Stochastic Processes and Estimation
  • Operations Management and Inventory Control
  • Finance
  • Differential Games
  • Risk Analysis
  • 12 books
  • Over 400 scientific articles

Qualifications/Experiences

Training

  • Ecole Polytechnique, graduated in 1962
  • Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique, graduated in 1965
  • Institut de Programmation (1966)
  • PhD in Mathematics, Paris (1969)

Professional Career

  • Chairman of European Space Agency (ESA) Council from July 1999 to July 2002.
  • President of CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) from January 1996 to February 2003.
  • President of INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (1984-1996).
  • Full Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine (since 1969), Emeritus since 2004.
  • Part time Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique from 1970 to 1986.
  • Part time Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure from 1980 to 1985.
  • On leave at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels, as Professor (1971-1973), then as Chairman (1975-1977).
  • Ashbel Smith Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, since 2004.
  • Director, International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis, School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, since 2004.
  • Chair Professor of Risk and Decision Analysis, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2009-2012).
  • WCU Distinguished Professor, Ajou University, since 2010.
  • Chair Professor of Risk and Decision Analysis, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, College of Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, since 2013.

Activities

Activities and Scientific Responsibilities

  • Member of the editorial board of Scientific Journals
  • Editor in Chief of Asymptotic Analysis Journal (IOS Press)
  • Co-Chief Editor of Risk and Decision Analysis (IOS Press)
  • Member of the French Academy of Sciences (since 2003)
  • Member of the Academy of Technologies (since 2000)
  • Member of the Academia Europae (since 1995)
  • Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (since 2002)

Prizes/Honours

  • Ordre National du Mérite (Commandeur) - 2000
  • Légion d'Honneur – [Officier] – 2003
  • Bundes Verdienst Kreuz – [Officier] – 2003
  • Von Humboldt Price – 1984
  • Fellow IEEE – 1985
  • NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, October 2001
  • Special Award AAAF, June 2002
  • Fellow SIAM – 2009
  • Fellow AMS – 2012

List of Books

  • Filtrage Optimal des Systèmes Lineaires, (Dunod, 1971).
  • Management Application of Modern Control Theory, (North Holland, 1974), with G. HURST & B. NASLUND.
  • Applications des Inéquations Variationnelles en contrôle Stochastique, (Dunod, 1978), (English translation: Application of Variational Inequalities in Stochastic Control, North Holland, 1982), with J.L. LIONS.
  • Asymptotic Methods in Periodic Media, (North Holland, 1978), with J.L. LIONS & G. PAPANICOLAOU. Published online by Elsevier in 2011.
  • Stochastic Control by Functional Analysis Methods, (North Holland, 1982).
  • Impulse Control and Quasi-Variational Inequalities, (Dunod, 1982), with J.L. LIONS, russian translation, 1987.
  • Mathematical Theory of Production Planning, (North Holland, 1983), with M. CROUHY & J. M. PROTH.
  • Perturbations Methods in Optimal Control, (Dunod-Gauthier Villars, 1988).
  • Stochastic Control with Partial Information, (Cambridge University Press, 1992).
  • Representation and Control of Infinite Dimensional Systems, (Birkhauser 1992) Vol. 1, with G. DA PRATO, M. DELFOUR et S.K. MITTER.
  • Representation and Control of Infinite Dimensional Systems, (Birkhauser 1993) Vol. 2, with G. DA PRATO, M. DELFOUR et S.K. MITTER.
  • Regularity Results for Nonlinear Elliptic Systems and Applications, (Springer 2002), Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 151, (Springer 2002) 443 p. with J. FREHSE.
  • Representation and Control of Infinite Dimensional Systems, 2nd Edition, (Birkhauser 2006) with GIUSEPPE DA PRATO, MICHAEL C. DELFOUR and SANJOY K. MITTER.
  • Dynamic Programming and Inventory Control (IOS Press 2011) Vol. 3 Series: Studies in Probability, Optimization and Statistics.

Last modified on 4 January, 2013