Alan Dana Taylor (born October 27, 1947) is an American mathematician who, with Steven Brams, solved the problem of envy-free cake-cutting for an arbitrary number of people with the Brams–Taylor procedure.

Alan D. Taylor
Born (1947-10-27) October 27, 1947 (age 71)[1]
Alma materDartmouth College
Known forBrams–Taylor procedure
Scientific career
InstitutionsUnion College
Doctoral advisorJames Earl Baumgartner

Taylor received his Ph.D. in 1975 from Dartmouth College.[2]

He currently is the Marie Louise Bailey professor of mathematics at Union College, in Schenectady, New York.

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Alan D. Taylor (1995) Mathematics and Politics: Strategy, Voting, Power, and Proof Springer-Verlag. ISBN 0-387-94391-9 and 0-387-94500-8;[3] with Allison Pacelli: Taylor, Alan D.; Pacelli, Allison M. (2008). 2nd edition. ISBN 9780387776439.
  • Steven J. Brams and Alan D. Taylor (1995). An Envy-Free Cake Division Protocol American Mathematical Monthly, 102, pp. 9–18. (JSTOR)
  • Steven J. Brams and Alan D. Taylor (1996). Fair Division - From cake-cutting to dispute resolution Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-55390-3 and ISBN 0-521-55644-9


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF).
  2. ^ Alan D. Taylor at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ Merrill III, Samuel (January 1997). "Review: Mathematics and Politics by Alan D. Taylor, 1995". The American Mathematical Monthly. 104 (1): 82–85. doi:10.2307/2974842. JSTOR 2974842.

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