George Dantzig

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

George DantzigName: 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)