Richard Peter Stanley (born June 23, 1944 in New York City, New York) is the Norman Levinson Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1971 under the supervision of GianCarlo Rota.^{[1]} He is an expert in the field of combinatorics and its applications to other mathematical disciplines.^{[2]}
Contributions
Stanley is known for his twovolume book Enumerative Combinatorics (1986–1999).^{[3]}^{[4]} He is also the author of Combinatorics and Commutative Algebra (1983) and well over 100 research articles in mathematics. He has served as thesis advisor to more than 58 doctoral students, many of whom have had distinguished careers in combinatorial research.^{[1]}
Awards and honors
Stanley's distinctions include membership in the National Academy of Sciences (elected in 1995), the 2001 Leroy P. Steele Prize for mathematical exposition,^{[5]} the 2003 Schock Prize,^{[2]} a plenary lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians (in Madrid, Spain),^{[6]} and election in 2012 as a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[7]}
Selected publications
 Stanley, Richard P. (1996). Combinatorics and Commutative Algebra, 2nd ed. ISBN 0817643699.
 Stanley, Richard P. (1997, 1999). Enumerative Combinatorics, Volumes 1 and 2. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521553091, 0521560691.
References
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} Richard P. Stanley at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} Richard P. Stanley receives the 2003 Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, The Combinatorics Net, 2003, retrieved 20131227.
 ^ Andrews, George E. (1987). "Review: Enumerative combinatorics, Volume 1 by Richard P. Stanley" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 17 (2): 360–365. doi:10.1090/s027309791987155959.
 ^ Gessel, Ira M. (2002). "Review: Enumerative combinatorics, Volume 2 by Richard P. Stanley" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 39 (1): 129–135. doi:10.1090/s0273097901009284.
 ^ American Mathematical Society News Release: Richard P. Stanley Wins AMS Steele Prize, The Combinatorics Net, January 11, 2001, retrieved 20131227.
 ^ Increasing and decreasing subsequences and their variants, R. P. Stanley, Proc. ICM, 2006.
 ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 20130805.
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