Luc Devroye

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Luc Devroye
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Luc P. Devroye is a Belgian computer scientist and mathematician and a James McGill Professor in the School of Computer Science of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Devroye specializes in the probabilistic analysis of algorithms, random number generation, and type design.[1]

Education[edit]

He studied at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and subsequently at Osaka University and in 1976 received his PhD from University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Terry Wagner.

Career[edit]

Since joining the McGill faculty in 1977 he has won an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (1987), a Humboldt Research Award (2004), the Killam Prize (2005) and the Statistical Society of Canada gold medal (2008).[2] He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) in 2002,[3] and he received an honorary doctorate from University of Antwerp on March 29, 2012.[4]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://luc.devroye.org/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2008-07-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2012-03-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=*NEWS&n=103924
  5. ^ Luc Devroye. "Articles in edited proceedings".

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