Friedrich Pukelsheim

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Friedrich Pukelsheim (born September 8, 1948 in Solingen ) is a German stochastics professor. He developed the New Zurich Allocation Procedure , actually a double-proportional divisor method with standard rounding ; an electoral process that also became known under the colloquial name of double Pukelsheim .

From left: Michel Balinski , Friedrich Pukelsheim, Steven J. Brams , Oberwolfach 2004

life and work

Pukelsheim studied mathematics in Cologne and Freiburg im Breisgau . In 1977 he received his doctorate from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg . In 1982 he completed his habilitation there. 1982/83 Pukelsheim worked as a private lecturer in Freiburg and held a C2 professorship at the University of Hamburg . Since 1983 he has held the chair for stochastics and its applications at the Institute for Mathematics at the University of Augsburg .

Pukelsheim's main research areas were initially linear models and optimal test planning ; Among other things, he wrote the standard work Optimal Design Of Experiments . Since around 2000, the focus of his academic work has been on the mathematical analysis of voting procedures . Pukelsheim is often invited as an expert to parliamentary hearings on the subject of electoral law . On behalf of the Canton of Zurich , he developed the new Zurich allocation process , also called double Pukelsheim after its creator . It is a double proportional divisor method with standard rounding. The procedure was first used in the 2006 Zurich municipal council election. Since then, the procedure for electing several Swiss cantonal parliaments has been adopted.

Pukelsheim is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and a member of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability , the International Statistical Institute , the German Statistical Society , the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and the German Mathematicians Association (DMV). From 1994 to 1996 he was also a member of the board of the DMV specialist group Stochastics. Pukelsheim received an academy scholarship from the Volkswagen Foundation from 1990 to 1991 . In 1994 he and Norman Draper received the Max Planck Research Award .

Pukelsheim has been the Friedrich Ebert Foundation's liaison professor since 1984 . From 1994 to 1996 he was Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. He was active several times in various Senate commissions.

Pukelsheim lives in Stadtbergen . He is married and has three children.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Adi Kälin: The truth about the people's will | NZZ . In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung . July 11, 2017, ISSN  0376-6829 ( [accessed December 23, 2018]).
  2. Lukas Leuzinger: How the double proportional voting system increases the chances of the smaller parties | NZZ . In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung . September 11, 2018, ISSN  0376-6829 ( [accessed December 23, 2018]).