The late Philippe Flajolet was a Senior Research Director at INRIA, Rocquencourt, where he created and led the ALGO research group, attracting visiting researchers from all over the world. He is celebrated for having opened new lines of research in the analysis of algorithms, having developed powerful new methods, and having solved difficult, open problems. Dr. Flajolet taught at Ecole Polytechnique and Princeton University; he also held visiting positions at Waterloo University, Stanford University, the University of Chile, the Technical University of Vienna, IBM, and Bell Laboratories. He received several prizes, including the Grand Science Prize of UAP (1986), the Computer Science Prize of the French Academy of Sciences (1994), and the Silver Medal of CNRS (2004). He was elected a Member of the Academia Europaea in 1995 and a Member (Fellow) of the French Academy of Sciences in 2003.
Phillipe passed away suddenly and unexpectedly a few months ago.