When Probability Meets Computation

in honour of Guy Latouche’s retirement

Villa Toeplitz, Varese, Italy, June 6 – 8, 2012

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About Guy Latouche

Guy Latouche received the degree of Licencié in Mathematics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1968, the M. Sc. degree in Mathematical Statistics from Purdue University in 1971, and the Ph. D. degree in Mathematics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1976.

He has held various positions at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where he is professeur ordinaire in the Department of Informatics. Currently, he teaches classes on stochastic processes and their

applications; in an earlier life he has taught classes on management information systems as well as a course on formal methods for proving the correctness of programs. Recently he was Dean of the Faculty of Sciences.

Guy Latouche has been a visiting professor at the University of Delaware and at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, a consultant with Bellcore, and his latest sabbatical saw him in the University of Melbourne and in the University of Adelaide.

His research activity includes various aspects of computational probability: he has participated in the development of matrix-analytic methods for the analysis of Markov models, with applications in queueing theory, telecommunication systems, fluid queues and branching processes.  He has also shown a minor, but recurrent, interest for nearly completely decomposable systems.