Ehud Kalai

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Date of Birth: 07/12/1942

Age: 73

Place of birth: Israel

Citizenship: United States


Ehud Born in Israel (Israel); already in 1963 he moved to the United States. In 1967, Kalai received the University of California, Berkeley (University of California Berkeley) Bachelor`s degree, in 1971 he became a master, and in 1972 - PhD (PhD) in statistics and mathematics.

In the period from 1972 to 1975 he worked as Deputy First Minister Ehud professor at the University of Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv University); later Northwestern University (Northwestern University) invited him to set up a special research team on game theory.

Kale was at the forefront and led the Kellogg Center for Game Theory and Behavioral Economics (Kellogg Center of Game Theory and Economic Behavior); In addition, he is executive director of the lecture course the memory of Nancy Schwartz (Nancy L. Schwartz). Among fellow scientists Ehud known, not least as the founder and editor of the magazine `Games and behavioral ekonomika` ( `Games and Economic Behavior`) - a leading journal in the field of game theory.

Together with Robert Aumann (Robert J. Aumann) Kalai founded the Society of the theory of games (Game Theory Society); in the period from 2003 to 2006, he served as the president of this society. Kalai is also included in the Company econometricians (Econometric Society), he is an honorary doctor of the University of Paris-Dauphine (Paris Dauphine University) and holds honorary positions at Caltech (California Institute of Technology) and New York University (New York University). In the North-West University Ehud also holds the post of professor emeritus game sciences and decision theory.

At the beginning of his academic career Kalay conducted research on the theory of cooperative games. Kalaya decision-Smorodinsky (Kalai-Smorodinsky solution) once again opened up trade theory - the researchers were able to show that for a long time remained undefeated Nash solution is not unique. Later Ehud was able to create an egalitarian axiom (egalitarian solutions).

Along with the work in the field of pure theory of games, Kalai known experience of using the methods of this theory in a number of related sciences; especially the great success enjoyed his work on mathematical economics.