IVAR EKELAND

Born  1944, in Paris, France

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Foreign member of the Academies of Norway, Palestine and Austria

Academic career
Service to the scientific community
Distinctions
Journal editorships
Thesis supervisions



ACADEMIC CAREER

1963-67
Student at Ecole Normale Supérieure

1967-1970
Research assistant at CNRS

1970-2003
Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine

1989-94
President of the University of Paris-Dauphine

2003-2011
Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Economics, University of British Columbia

2003-2008
Director, the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)



SERVICE TO THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

1991-94
President of the Scientific Council of Ecole Normale Supérieure

1991-1994
President of the National Board for Professional Higher Education (IUP)

2001
Chair of the Review Panel for Mathematical Education in French-speaking Belgian universities

2003
Chair of the Review Panel for Mathematical Research in Norwegian universities

2007-2011
Co-Chair of the Scientific committee for the 2011 International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)

2008-
Member of the Forschungskuratorium of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2009-
Président du Conseil Scientifique de la Fondation du Risque

2010-
Member of the Scienfic Advisory Board of the Toulouse School of Economics



DISTINCTIONS

1978
Invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians

1983
Paul Langevin prize of the Paris Academy of Sciences

1984
Jean Rostand prize for my book “Mathematics and the Unexpected”

1992
d'Alembert prize for my book “The broken dice“ 

1995
Honorary doctorate from the University of British Columbia (Canada)

1996
Honorary doctorate from the
Saint-Peterburg University of Economics and Finance (Russia)

1996
Grand Prize of the Belgian Academy of Sciences

1998
Foreign member, the Norwegian Academy of Sciences

2001
Sara Lee Chair in Economics, University of Chicago

2007
Public lecture at the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)

2008
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

2009
Foreign member, the Palestinian Academy for Science and Technology

2009
Honorary degree from l'Ecole Internationale des Sciences du Traitement de l'Information

2012
Foreign member, the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2012
Honorary doctorate from the University of Vienna
(Austria)



JOURNAL EDITORSHIPS

1984-1990
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, Seric C, Analyse Non Linéaire

2011- 
Editor-in-Chief, Mathematics and Financial Economics



THESIS SUPERVISIONS

There are two types of thesis in France : the first one is equivalent to a PhD, and qualifies its holder for an assisant professorship, the second one requires several more years of work, qualifies its defender for a professorship


PhD thesis (thèse de 3ème cycle ou thèse)

Quetin (1973), Momal (1974), Lebourg (1975), Henri (1978), Bougeard (1978), Orthmans (1979), Gaussens (1979), Azé (1980), Frenisy (1980), Blot (1981), Truc J.C. (1983), Truc M. (1983), Ollivry (1983), Albizatti (1983), Viterbo (1985), Brousseau (1985), Mathlouti (1986), Ranty (1987), Assem (1987), Saddek (1988), Daly (1989), Künzle (1990), Geoffard (1991), Ounaïes (1991), Romano (1992), Guérinet (1992), Daher (1993), Séré (1993), Bolle (1994), Burdeau (1994), Praud-Lion (1996), Aloqeili (2000), Carlier (2001), Dia (2003), Basta (2003), Moreno (2008)


Professorhip thesis (thèse d'état, ou habilitation à diriger des recherches)

Lasry (1975), Balasko (1977), Methlouti-Trad (1979), Gaussens (1984), Lassoued (1987), Blot (1992), Mathlouti (1993), Viterbo (1989), Séré (1994), Vieille (1998), Touzi (1999), Carlier (2003), Sant'Ambrogio (2010)

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