• 1914 November 08
    (b.) -
    2005 May 13


Dantzig is known for his development of the simplex algorithm, an algorithm for solving linear programming problems[1], and his work with linear programming, some years after it was invented by the Soviet mathematician & economist Leonid Kantorovich.[2] 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.
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    1914 November 08
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    2005 May 13
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    Contributor in operations research, computer science and statistics
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