Peter C. Fishburn
Born(1936-09-02)2 September 1936
Died10 June 2021(2021-06-10) (aged 84)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materPennsylvania State University (M.S.)
Case Institute of Technology (Ph. D)
Known forDecision Theory
AwardsJohn von Neumann Theory Prize (1996)
Decision Analysis Publication Award
Frank P. Ramsey Medal
Scientific career
FieldsDecision Theory
InstitutionsAT&T Bell Laboratories
ThesisA Normative Theory of Decisions under Risk (1962)
Doctoral advisorRussell Ackoff

Peter Clingerman Fishburn (September 2, 1936 – June 10, 2021) was an American mathematician, known as a pioneer in the field of decision theory. In collaboration with Steven Brams, Fishburn published a paper about approval voting in 1978.[1]

Biography

Intellectual

Fishburn received his B.S. in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1958, his M.S. in operations research in 1961, and a Ph.D. in operations research in 1962, the latter two from the Case Institute of Technology.

In collaboration with Steven Brams, Fishburn published a paper about approval voting in 1978.[1] In 1996, he won the John von Neumann Theory Prize. He also won the Decision Analysis Publication Award in 1991[2] and the Frank P. Ramsey Medal in 1987.[3]

He was elected to the 2002 class of Fellows of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.[4]

Personal

Fishburn retired after many years of research at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the state of New Jersey, United States. He was married to the theologian Janet Forsythe Fishburn. He died on June 10, 2021, in Racine, Wisconsin.[5]

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References

Notes

  1. ^ a b Brams, Steven J.; Fishburn, Peter C. (September 1978). "Approval Voting". American Political Science Review. 72 (3): 831–847. doi:10.2307/1955105. ISSN 0003-0554. JSTOR 1955105. S2CID 251092061.
  2. ^ "Decision Analysis Publication Award - INFORMS". www.informs.org. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Peter C. Fishburn". Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences. Archived from the original on 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  4. ^ Fellows: Alphabetical List, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, archived from the original on 2019-05-10, retrieved 2019-10-09
  5. ^ "Peter Clingerman Fishburn Obituary (1936–2021) Centre Daily Times". Legacy.com.