There will be an open reception in the James L. Allen Center at 4:30 p.m. preceding the lecture.
Ehud Kalai is the James J. O’Connor Distinguished Professor of Decision
and Game Sciences at Northwestern University. He holds an A.B.
degree in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in mathematics
from Cornell. In 1975, following an appointment at Tel Aviv University,
Kalai was recruited by Northwestern to establish a new research group
in game theory. He is the founding director of the Kellogg Center for
Game Theory and Economic Behavior.
Kalai’s research is in game theory and its interface with economics,
political science, computer science, and operations research. His
seminal contributions include bargaining and arbitration, learning
in strategic games, robust solutions of large games, complexity in
economic and political systems, flow games, social choice, competitive
queuing theory, and polarization in group decision making.
In addition to serving as the founding editor of Games and Economic
Behavior, the leading journal in game theory, Kalai cofounded and
served as past president of the international Game Theory Society.
Other honors include: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Honorary Doctorate from
the University of Paris, and the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished
Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Caltech. In 2008,
the Game Theory Society established a prize in honor of Ehud Kalai,
recognizing his role in promoting the connection of game theory with