George Bernard Dantzig (; November 8, 1914 – May 13, 2005) was an American mathematical scientist who made contributions to industrial engineering, 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 for his other work with linear programming.

The Dantzigs immigrated to the United States, where they settled in Portland, Oregon. Early in the 1920s the Dantzig family moved from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

from University of Maryland in 1936 in mathematics and physics, which is part of the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.

Rich in insight and coverage of significant topics, the book quickly became "the bible" of linear programming. == Personal life == Dantzig received his bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Maryland in 1936, the year he married Anne S.

He earned his master's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1937.

After working as a junior statistician at the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1937 to 1939, he enrolled in the doctoral program in mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied statistics under Jerzy Neyman. In 1939, a misunderstanding brought about surprising results.

After working as a junior statistician at the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1937 to 1939, he enrolled in the doctoral program in mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied statistics under Jerzy Neyman. In 1939, a misunderstanding brought about surprising results.

Postwar, many industries found its use in their daily planning. The founders of this subject are Leonid Kantorovich, a Russian mathematician who developed linear programming problems in 1939, Dantzig, who published the simplex method in 1947, and John von Neumann, who developed the theory of the duality in the same year. Dantzig was asked to work out a method the Air Force could use to improve their planning process.

From 1941 to 1946, he became the head of the combat analysis branch of the Headquarters Statistical Control for the Army Air Forces.

From 1941 to 1946, he became the head of the combat analysis branch of the Headquarters Statistical Control for the Army Air Forces.

In 1946, he returned to Berkeley to complete the requirements of his program and received his Ph.D.

It was kept secret until 1947.

Postwar, many industries found its use in their daily planning. The founders of this subject are Leonid Kantorovich, a Russian mathematician who developed linear programming problems in 1939, Dantzig, who published the simplex method in 1947, and John von Neumann, who developed the theory of the duality in the same year. Dantzig was asked to work out a method the Air Force could use to improve their planning process.

Although he had a faculty offer from Berkeley, he returned to the Air Force as mathematical advisor to the comptroller. In 1952, Dantzig joined the mathematics division of the RAND Corporation.

By 1960, he became a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at UC Berkeley, where he founded and directed the Operations Research Center.

The theory behind linear programming drastically reduces the number of possible optimal solutions that must be checked. In 1963, Dantzig's Linear Programming and Extensions was published by Princeton University Press.

In 1966 he joined the Stanford faculty as Professor of Operations Research and of Computer Science.

Summer Seminar on Applied Mathematics 5th : 1967 : Stanford University.

In 1973 he founded the Systems Optimization Laboratory (SOL) there.

Dantzig was the recipient of many honors, including the first John von Neumann Theory Prize in 1974, the National Medal of Science in 1975, an [doctorate] from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1976.

Dantzig was the recipient of many honors, including the first John von Neumann Theory Prize in 1974, the National Medal of Science in 1975, an [doctorate] from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1976.

Dantzig was the recipient of many honors, including the first John von Neumann Theory Prize in 1974, the National Medal of Science in 1975, an [doctorate] from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1976.

Dantzig Prize, bestowed every three years since 1982 on one or two people who have made a significant impact in the field of mathematical programming.

Dantzig: The Father of Linear Programming – The College Mathematical Journal, 1986 INFORMS George Dantzig Memorial Website Biography of George Dantzig from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) An Interview with Nobel Laureate Harry M.

He was elected to the 2002 class of Fellows of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. === Research === Freund wrote further that "through his research in mathematical theory, computation, economic analysis, and applications to industrial problems, Dantzig contributed more than any other researcher to the remarkable development of linear programming". Dantzig's work allows the airline industry, for example, to schedule crews and make fleet assignments.

George Bernard Dantzig (; November 8, 1914 – May 13, 2005) was an American mathematical scientist who made contributions to industrial engineering, 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 for his other work with linear programming.

He died on May 13, 2005, in his home in Stanford, California, of complications from diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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