Influential UC Irvine scholar Robert Duncan Luce dies
- August 13, 2012
- Duncan Luce, cognitive sciences and economics Distinguished Professor, is featured, and Don Saari, economics Distinguished Professor and Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences director, is quoted by 89.3 KPCC August 13, 2012
Robert Duncan Luce, an influential mathematical psychologist at UC Irvine, died Saturday. In a career that spanned more than half a century, Luce applied the power of mathematics to describe human behavior. "We're talking about an intellectual giant," said UC Irvine economist Don Saari, a colleague of Luce.... "Duncan Luce was an internationally significant scholar for over half a century," said UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake. "The world has lost a great scholar, and we have lost a great friend. He will be missed." The university said Robert Duncan Luce died after a short illness. He was 87 years old.
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