Boeing Professor of Operations Research, Associate Dean of business Analytics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dimitris Bertsimas is currently the Boeing Professor of Operations Research and the associate dean of business Analytics at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1985, a MS in Operations Research at MIT in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Operations Research at MIT in 1988. Since 1988, he has been with the MIT faculty.
His research interests include machine learning, optimization and their applications in health care. He has co-authored more than 250 scientific papers and five graduate level textbooks. He is currently editor in chief of INFORMS journal on optimization and former area editor of Management Science in Optimization and of Operations Research in Financial Engineering. He has supervised 76 doctoral students and he is currently supervising 25 others. He has co-founded ten analytics companies over the years. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and he has received numerous research awards including the von Neumann theory prize for fundamental contributions in Operations Research and Management Science and the INFORMS president award for significant impact in society both in 2019. Since March 2020 he has led a group of 30 doctoral students and postdocs to study multiple aspects of COVID-19. These efforts are detailed in covidanalytics.io