Bernard Roy

  • Denis Bouyssou
  • Daniel Vanderpooten
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 147)


During the1950s and early 1960s, as the ideas, methods, and applications of operations research (OR) spread around the world, each country tended to adapt OR to fit its professional, academic, and cultural environments. Often, there were a few dedicated persons who led the way and became recognized as the country’s OR pioneers. In the case of France, such a person was Bernard Roy. After a first career as a consultant, during which he made major breakthroughs in graph theory and project scheduling, he started a second career as an academic interested in multiple criteria decision making (MCDM). Among his many achievements, he is the developer of the activity on node project scheduling technique and of the famous ELECTRE methods for resolving decision problems with multiple criteria. Through his research, teaching, consulting, and service to the community, he has been one of the major promoters of OR in France.


Operation Research Project Schedule Multiple Criterion Decision Multiple Criterion Decision Making Concordance Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Bouyssou
    • 1
  • Daniel Vanderpooten
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueParisFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris-DauphineParisFrance

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