For the past 40 years, Egon Balas has been one of the most distinguished contributors to the theory of integer programming. He was recognized for his work by being awarded the John von Neumann Theory Prize by the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) and the European Operational Research Societies’ EURO Gold Medal. He was further honored as a fellow of INFORMS and inducted into the International Federation of Operational Research Societies’ (IFORS) Hall of Fame. The impact of his contributions has been enhanced by his extensive research collaborations: His speech on receipt of the EURO Gold Medal acknowledged the contributions of his 50 or so coauthors, listing them by name, with the number of joint papers.
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