# George Dantzig

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

**Name:** George Bernard Dantzig

**Born:** November 8, 1914 in Portland, Oregon USA

**Death:** May 13, 2005 (Age: 91)

## Computer related contributions

- American mathematical scientist. Best known for his work on Linear programming, the Simplex algorithm, the Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition principle, and Generalized linear programming. Also, his work on Generalized upper bounding, Max-flow min-cut theorem of networks, Quadratic programming, Complementary pivot algorithms, and Stochastic programming.

## Publications

- Notes on linear programming (1953)
- Linear inequalities and related systems (1956)
- Linear programming and extensions (1963)
- On the continuity of the minimum set of a continuous function (1966)
- Mathematics of the decision sciences (1968)
- Lectures in differential equations (1969)
- Natural gas transmission system optimization (1970)
- Compact city; a plan for a liveable urban environment (1973)
- Studies in optimization (1974)
- Mathematical programming : essays in honor of George B. Dantzig (1985)
- Linear programming 1: Introduction (1997)
- Linear programming 2: Theory and Extensions (2003)
- The Basic George B. Dantzig (2003)

## Honors and awards

- John von Neumann Theory Prize (1974)
- National Medal of Science (USA) in Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Sciences (1975])
- Harvey Prize (1985)