# Alan D. Taylor

**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 | |
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Born | ^{[1]} | October 27, 1947

Nationality | American |

Alma mater | Dartmouth College |

Known for | Brams–Taylor procedure |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | Union College |

Doctoral advisor | James 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

## NotesEdit

**^**Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF).**^**Alan D. Taylor at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**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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