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Gérard Cornuéjols

French mathematician
The basics
Occupation Mathematician
Country France
Date of birth
Awards The George B. Dantzig Prize
Education Cornell University
Authority ISNI id VIAF id Library of congress id
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Gérard Pierre Cornuéjols (born 1950) is the IBM University Professor of Operations Research in the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. His research interests include facility location, integer programming, balanced matrices, and perfect graphs.

Education and career

Cornuéjols earned his Ph.D. in 1978 from Cornell University under the supervision of George Nemhauser, with a dissertation concerning facility location.

He was editor-in-chief of Mathematics of Operations Research from 1999 to 2003.

He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2002.


Cornuéjols is the author of:

  • Combinatorial Optimization: Packing and Covering (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2001).
  • Optimization Methods in Finance (With Reha Tütüncü, Cambridge University Press, 2007).
  • Integer Programming (With Michele Conforti and Giacomo Zambelli, Graduate Texts in Mathematics 271, Springer-Verlag, 2014).

Awards and honors

In 1977, Cornuéjols was one of the winners of the Frederick W. Lanchester Prize of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). In 2000, he won the Fulkerson Prize with Michele Conforti and Mendu Rammohan Rao for their work on algorithms for recognizing balanced matrices. In 2009 the Mathematical Optimization Society gave him their George B. Dantzig Prize. In 2011 he won the John von Neumann Theory Prize of INFORMS "for his fundamental and broad contributions to discrete optimization including his deep research on balanced and ideal matrices, perfect graphs and cutting planes for mixed-integer optimization".

In 2016 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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