Michel Marie DEZA (27 April 1939 -23 November 2016)

Michel Marie Deza died on  23 nov 2016 in an accidental fire in his apartment in Paris.
He was a Soviet and French mathematician, specializing in combinatorics, discrete geometry and graph theory.
He is a retired director of research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the vice president of the European Academy of Sciences,a research professor at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and one of the three founding editors-in-chief of the European Journal of Combinatorics.
2012 video of Michel Marie Deza at IRCAM for Brillouin Seminar for « Geometric Science of Information »
Michel Marie Deza is author of the SPRINGER book:
Encyclopedia of Distances
Authors: Deza, Michel Marie, Deza, Elena
Michel was in the board of the GSI conferences since 2013.