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Ehud Kalai, the James J. O'Connor Professor of Decision and Game Sciences, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Ehud Kalai

Kellogg professor named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Ehud Kalai is one of nine Northwestern University faculty members elected to the prestigious honor society

4/19/2012 - Ehud Kalai and eight other Northwestern University professors have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

“Election to the academy is both an honor for extraordinary accomplishment and a call to serve,” said Leslie C. Berlowitz, academy president and William T. Golden Chair. “We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these distinguished men and women to advance solutions to the pressing policy challenges of the day.”

The other Northwestern fellows include Ken Alder, James Allison Brown, Shari Seidman Diamond, James N. Druckman, Alice Hendrickson Eagly, Gregory B. Olson, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and David Theodore Van Zanten. Learn more about their work.

Kalai has advanced the frontiers of game theory and its interface with economics, social choice, operations research and computer science. His work has opened and expanded the understanding of bargaining, strategic learning, large games and related subjects. The research is reported in more than 60 scientific papers published by the leading game theory, economics and operations journals.

Kalai is also the founding editor of Games and Economic Behavior, the top journal in game theory today, co-founder and president of the international Game Theory Society and fellow of the Econometric Society. He is the James J. O'Connor Professor of Decision and Game Sciences at the Kellogg School.

The Northwestern faculty members are among the 220 leaders in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and public affairs who have been elected to the academy this year for their pathbreaking work. The new class of fellows will be inducted at a ceremony Oct. 6 at the academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.