Martin Charles Golumbic

A Brief Biography


    Martin Charles Golumbic is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science at the University of Haifa. Previously he was a research staff member and research fellow at the IBM Israel Scientific Center and Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal “Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence” and is or has been a member of the editorial boards of several other journals including “Discrete Applied Mathematics”, “Constraints” and “AI Communications”.


    Professor Golumbic received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Columbia University in 1975 under the direction of Samuel Eilenberg. Before moving to Israel in 1982, he served as assistant professor of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University, visiting scientist at Université de Paris and the Weizmann Institute of Science, and worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories. He has also been a visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rutgers University and Columbia University.


    He is the author of the book “Algorithmic Graph Theory and Perfect Graphs”, coauthor of a second book “Tolerance Graphs” and has written many research articles in the areas of combinatorial mathematics, algorithmic analysis, expert systems, artificial intelligence, and programming languages. He has been a guest editor of special issues of several journals, the editor of the books “Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language and Knowledge-based Systems”, and “Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Algorithms: Interdisciplinary Applications”. His most recent book is “Fighting Terror Online: The Convergence of Security, Technology, and the Law”, published by Springer-Verlag.


    Prof. Golumbic has been a Fellow of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications since 1995, and was elected as a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence society ECCAI in 2005. He has been the chairman of over fifty national and international symposia. His current area of research is in combinatorial mathematics interacting with real world problems in computer science and artificial intelligence. He a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma honor societies and is married and the father of four bilingual, married daughters and (so far) has two granddaughters and three grandsons.