Profiles in Operations Research

Volume 147 of the series International Series in Operations Research & Management Science pp 31-43


Steven Vajda

  • Jakob KrarupAffiliated withUniversity of Copenhagen

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Known as the British father of linear programming (LP), Steven Vajda was a mathematician, educator, mentor, one of mathematical programming’s true pioneers, and the person who introduced linear programming to both Europe and Asia. He was a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Brunel University (West London), and was promoted Honorary Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Budapest.