Preface: In Memory of A.V. Balakrishnan

Preface: In Memory of A.V. Balakrishnan Appl Math Optim (2016) 73:391–392 DOI 10.1007/s00245-016-9351-7 1 2 Alain Bensoussan · Igor Kukavica · 3 6 Irena Lasiecka · Sanjoy Mitter · 4 5 Roger Temam · Roberto Triggiani Published online: 11 April 2016 © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 A. V. Balakrishnan, a co-founder and first, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Applied Mathematics and Optimization, passed away in Los Angeles on March 17, 2015. The scientific community, and in particular our journal’s community, is deeply saddened and mourns his departure. The present special issue of AMO intends to commemorate and cherish his mem- ory while paying tribute to his lasting role and influence, by offering a selection of contributions of long-time friends, former advisees, collaborators and associates. He was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the Depart- ment of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), while holding also for many years an appointment in the Department of Mathematics. He served in the faculty of UCLA for more than 50 years, during which he also chaired the Department of System Sciences for two terms. Throughout his distinguished academic career, he contributed mightily to the areas of fractional powers of operators and operator semigroups, communication theory, Applied Mathematics and Optimization Springer Journals

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