Tuesday, March 18, 2008

David Gale, 1921-2008

Via Michael Trick comes the news that David Gale has died. To us CS folks, he's probably best known for the Gale-Shapely stable marriage algorithm (that has controlled the lives of thousands of medical interns since - talk about impact !), and the Gale Transform in projective geometry.

Apart from all of that, he was also a tremendously influential economist and expert in optimization. His obituary has much more.

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