Alain Bensoussan is a former student of the École polytechnique (X1960), a graduate of ENSAE and a doctor of mathematics from the Faculty of Sciences in Paris under the supervision of Jacques-Louis Lions. He was a lecturer at the École polytechnique from 1970 to 1986 and a professor at the École normale supérieure from 1980 to 1985. He was President of INRIA from 1984 to 1996, President of the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) from 1996 to 2003, President of the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) from 1999 to 2002.
Alain Bensoussan's work has focused on automation and applied mathematics, but he has also focused on information and communication sciences and technologies as well as management and engineering sciences. He was one of the initiators of stochastic control for distributed systems and demonstrated in particular the principle of separation of estimation and control, which he then extended to differential sets.
Awards and honoursEdit
- Member of the French Academy of Sciences
- Gay-Lussac Humboldt Prize (1984)
- Commandeur of the Ordre National du Mérite (2000)
- Member of the French Academy of Technologies (2000)
- Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (2001)
- Distinguished Public Service Medal, NASA (2001)
- Special award from the Association aéronautique et astronautique de France (2002)
- Officier of the Légion d'Honneur (2003)
- Officer of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2003)
- Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2012)
- Reid Award (2014)
- "Académie des sciences".
- "Académie des technologies". Archived from the original on 2019-04-26. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society