Awards & Winners

George Dantzig

Date of Birth 08-November-1914
Place of Birth Portland
(Oregon, United States of America, Area code 503, Area code 971)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as George Bernard Dantzig, George B. Dantzig
Profession Mathematician, Scientist, Statistician, Computer Scientist
George Bernard Dantzig was an American mathematical scientist who made important contributions to operations research, computer science, economics, and statistics. Dantzig is known for his development of the simplex algorithm, an algorithm for solving linear programming problems, and his work with linear programming. In statistics, Dantzig solved two open problems in statistical theory, which he had mistaken for homework after arriving late to a lecture of Jerzy Neyman. Dantzig was the Professor Emeritus of Transportation Sciences and Professor of Operations Research and of Computer Science at Stanford.

Awards by George Dantzig

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National Medal of Science for Mathematics and Computer Science
(For inventing linear programming and discovering methods that led to wide-scale scientific and technical applications to important problems in logistics, scheduling, and network optimization, and to the use of computers in making efficient use of the mathematical theory.)