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Thomas Lorie Saaty, American Educator. Recipient award Institute Management Sciences, 1977, alumnus of Year award Columbia Union College, 1982.


Saaty, Thomas Lorie was born on July 18, 1926 in Mosul, Iraq. Son of David Saaty and Dola Hayali.


Bachelor, Columbia Union College, 1948; Master of Science, Catholic U. American, 1949; postdoctoral, U. Paris, 1952-1953; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1953; Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1973.


Scientific analyst operations evaluation group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1954-1957; scientific analyst, Navy Management Office, 1957-1958; scientific liaison officer, United States Embassy, London, 1958-1959; director advanced planning, Office Naval Research, Washington, 1959-1961; head mathematics branch, Office of Naval Research, Washington, 1961-1963; scientific analyst arms control and disarmament, unites states department State, Washington, 1963-1969; executive director, Conference Board of Mathematics Sciences, Washington, 1965-1967; professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1969-1979; Chair University professor, U. Pittsburgh, since 1979. Consultant goverments, France, Egypt, Sudan, Kuwait, Tanzania, China, Indonesia, since 1958. Consultant business, Westinghouse, Conoco, North America Rockwell, Xerox, Kodak, Martin Marietta, International Business Machines Corporation.


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    • Author: Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 1959, Elements of Queueing Theory with Applications, 1961, Modern Nonlinear Equations, 1967, 82, Mathematical Models of Arms Control and Disarmament, 1968, Optimization in Integers and Related Extremal Problems, 1970, Topics in Behavorial Mathematics, 1973, The Analytic Hierarchy Process, 1980, 90, Decision Making for Leaders, 1983, 90. (with R. Busacker) Finite Graphs and Networks, Japanese, Russian, German and Hungarian, 1964-1965, (with G. Dantzig) Compact City, 1973, (with P. Kainen) The Four-Color Problem: Assaults and Conquest, 1977, 86, (with L. Klein) The Unthinkable and the Possible in the Middle East, 1975, (with J. Alexander) Thinking with Models, 1980, (with L.G. Vargas) Logic of Priorities, 1981, (with K. Kearns) Analytical Planning, 1985, (J. Alexander)Conflict Resolution, 1989, (with L. Boone) Embracing the Future, 1990, (with L.G. Vargas) Prediction, Projection and Forecasting, 1991, (with E. Forman) The Hierarchon, 1992. Editor, Lectures on Modern Mathematics, volumes I, II, III, Japanese translations, 1964-1965, (with F.J. Weyl)The Spirit and Uses of the Mathematical Sciences, 1969.

      Inventor multi-criteria decision making process: Analytic Hierarchy Process.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Mathematics Association American (Lester R. Ford award 1973), American Mathematics Society, Operations Research Society American, International Institute for Strategic Studies, World Future Society, International Peace Science Society, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Bernadine Lucia Wearner. Children:Linda, Michael, Emily. Married Rozann Waldron.

Children: John, Daniel.

David Saaty

Dola Hayali

Bernadine Lucia Wearner

Rozann Waldron

Linda Saaty

Michael Saaty

Emily Saaty

John Saaty

Daniel Saaty