Alan D. Taylor

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Alan D. Taylor
Born (1947-10-27) October 27, 1947 (age 67)[1]
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Union College
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Doctoral advisor James Earl Baumgartner
Known for Brams–Taylor procedure

Alan Dana Taylor is a mathematician who, with Steven Brams, solved the problem of envy-free fair division for an arbitrary number of people with the Brams–Taylor procedure.

Taylor received his Ph.D. in 1975 from Dartmouth College.[2]

He currently is the Marie Louise Bailey professor of mathematics at Union College, in Schenectady, New York.

He has an Erdős number of 1, having published a joint paper with Paul Erdős in 1992.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Alan D. Taylor (1995) Mathematics and Politics: Strategy, Voting, Power, and Proof Springer-Verlag. ISBN 0-387-94391-9 and 0-387-94500-8
  • Steven J. Brams and Alan D. Taylor (1995).An Envy-Free Cake Division Protocol American Mathematical Monthly, 102, pp. 9–19. (JUSTOR
  • Steven J. Brams and Alan D. Taylor (1996). Fair Division - From cake-cutting to dispute resolution Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-55390-3 and ISBN 0-521-55644-9


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ Alan D. Taylor at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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