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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

George B. Dantzig

Title:

Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science

Affiliation:

Stanford University

Stanford, California 94305 USA

Gender:

Male

Year Deceased:

2005

Award Discipline:

Mathematics and Computer Science

Award Year:

1975

Citation:

"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."

Presented by President Ford at a White House Ceremony on October 18, 1976.

 

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