Guy Latouche received the degree of Licencié in Mathematics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) in 1968, the M. Sc. degree in Mathematical Statistics from Purdue University (Indiana) in 1971, and the Ph. D. degree in Mathematics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1976.
He has held various positions at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where he is professor in the Department of Informatics. At the present time he teaches classes on stochastic processes and their applications; in an earlier life he has taught classes on management information systems as well as a course on formal methods for proving the correctness of programs. He has been Dean of the Faculty of Sciences in 2003-2007.
Guy Latouche has been a visiting professor at the University of Delaware, at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, a consultant with Bellcore, and he is a frequent visitor to the University of Adelaide and to the University of Melbourne.
His research interests include various aspects of
computational probability: matrix methods in Markov models, traffic models for
telecommunication systems, stochastic processes in the plane, fluid
queues, branching processes and nearly
completely decomposable systems.