York Professor Marvin Mandelbaum died on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at home. He taught in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in York’s Faculty of Science & Engineering.
Prof. Mandelbaum received his PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Toronto in 1978. He was keenly interested in a variety of subjects, and was most recently researching flexibility in decision-making, decision theory and analysis, transportation systems and computer modelling, mutliple autonomous agent cooperation and queuing theory.
The flag will be lowered to half-mast at sunrise today and will remain at half-mast until 1pm Saturday, in commemoration of Prof. Mandelbaum.
The husband of the late Beatrice Mandelbaum, Prof. Mandelbaum was the father and father-in-law of Saul Mandelbaum and Melissa Nutik, Aaron Mandelbaum and Karen. He had two grandchildren.
A memorial service and shiva for Prof. Mandelbaum has taken place. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Marvin Mandelbaum Memorial Fund, to be directed to Technion University in Israel (where he earned his MSc), c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St., Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.