Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis
Volume 7 (1994), Issue 3, Pages 215-237
Lajos Takács and his work
1Department of Applied Mathematics, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne 32901, FL, USA
2Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, MD, USA
Received 1 May 1994; Revised 1 October 1994
Copyright © 1994 Jewgeni H. Dshalalow and Ryszard Syski. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This paper, written in honor of the 70th birthday of Lajos Takács, addresses
his life and work, and includes some personal observations and appreciation of his
contributions. In particular, it includes a short biography, an informal discussion
of some of his major research areas (queueing, fluctuations, waiting time processes, and random rooted trees), and an account of the relationship of his work to
that of Félix Pollaczek.