• Born date: 1914-11-08
  • Born in: Portland, Oregon
  • Death date: 2005-05-13
  • Death in: Stanford, California
George Dantzig

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