Marcus Pivato is a professor in the research unit "Théorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications" at CY Paris Université. His main research interests are collective decision-making, social welfare, and normative economics. Earlier in his career he also studied cellular automata and other dynamical systems. He has published more than 50 academic research articles in theoretical economics, mathematics, and philosophy, as well as a textbook on linear partial differential equations and Fourier theory, and he is on the editorial boards of five journals. From 2014 until 2018, he held the Labex MME-DII Chaire d'Excellence at CY Paris Université. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics in 1994 from the University of Alberta, and his PhD. in Mathematics in 2001 from the University of Toronto.