Peter Fishburn, a pioneer in application of intervals to decision making, has received von Neumann prize

Peter C. Fishburn, researcher from the Lucent Bell Laboratories (formerly, AT&T Bell Labs) has been awarded the 1996 John von Neumann Prize, the highest prize given in the field of operations research and management science. This prize was awarded by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences to Fishburn for his remarkable, extensive, and seminal contributions to the fields of individual and group choice under uncertainty.

Among other methods, Fishburn pioneered the use of intervals in decision making, first in his 1964 book Decision and Value Theory (Wiley, N.Y.) and, then, in his seminal monograph Interval orders and interval graphs, Wiley, N.Y., 1985.

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