The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
George B. Dantzig
Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science
Stanford, California 94305 USA
Mathematics and Computer Science
"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.