Marie-France Derhy

Marie-France Derhy

Associate Professor

  • Department: Computer Science Math and Environmental Science
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    Wednesdays 14h00 - 15h00, or by appointment

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Professor Derhy joined The American University of Paris faculty a few years after she had completed a PhD thesis focusing on multivariate statistical methods. She has been working extensively on linear programming and its variants over the past ten years. Her textbook, Linear Programming, Sensitivity Analysis and Related Topics, has been published by Prentice Hall (Pearson, London 2010).

Strongly committed to her department and fully involved in its development, Derhy wrote, amongst other drafts, the proposals for the minors in Applied Mathematics and in Applied Statistics, supported by all the members of the department. She has established the courses Probability (Spring 2006, minor in Applied Mathematics and minor in Applied Statistics); Operations Research: Mathematical Programming (Spring 2007, minor in Applied Mathematics and new major in Quantitative Environmental Science) and reviewed and adjusted the course Multivariate Statistical Analysis (minor in Statistics and new major in Quantitative Environmental Science). In all the courses that she teaches, Derhy thrives to highlight the beauty of mathematics.


  • License, Maîtrise, Doctorat de Troisième Cycle, Université de Nice
  • Diploma in statistics, University of Essex


  • Linear Programming, Sensitivity Analysis and Related Topics, Prentice Hall (Pearson, London 2010). Marie-France Derhy's book Linear Programming, Sensitivity Analysis & Related Topics has been published by Pearson. The book covers all aspects of linear programming from the two-dimensional LPs and their extension to higher dimensional LPs, through duality and sensitivity analysis and finally to the examination of commented software outputs, The Pearson website has more information on the publication.

Conferences & Lectures

Professor Derhy occasionnaly attends conferences at the Institut Poincaré.


  • Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles
  • Société Française de Statistique

Research Areas

  • Linear programming and in its variants
  • Multivariate statistics