Michael H. Rothkopf
Date of Birth: May 20, 1939
Date of Death February 18, 2008
Mike was an Applied Mathematical Modeler who studied and wrote about
Auctions and Bidding since 1965. Most recently he was a Chaired Business
School Professor at
Faculty Member specializing in Operations Research at
University since 1988. He worked in Industry for 24 years at Shell, Xerox
PARC and the
a BS in math from
PhD in Operations Research from MIT. He was editor of Interfaces and
president of INFORMS. He has consulted, been an expert witness, and
written widely on auctions.
Mike was a life member of the Audubon Society and as such an avid bird
watcher having recently identified his 1000th bird species. He loved
world travel, most recently completing trips to
a People to People Ambassador Program. Staying fit was a priority and so
he kept up a rigorous routine of a daily one mile swim.
Mike is survived by his loving wife Laura L. Rothkopf; his son Allan
Rothkopf and his wife Sylvie of Paris France; a daughter Ann Rothkopf; a
step-daughter Kim Borluca and her husband Erol and their children Madison,
Jacob and Noah of Easton, PA: and a step-son William Morris and his wife
Sharon and their children Tyler and Cassidy of Middletown, NJ.
Mike was a very generous man and his generosity was extended into death as
an organ donor.