Mathematical Programming

, Volume 91, Issue 3, pp 401–416

History of mathematical programming in the USSR: analyzing the phenomenon

  • B.T. Polyak

DOI: 10.1007/s101070100258

Cite this article as:
Polyak, B. Math. Program. (2002) 91: 401. doi:10.1007/s101070100258


I am not a historian; these are just reminiscences of a person involved in the development of optimization theory and methods in the former USSR. I realize that my point of view may be very personal; however, I am trying to present as broad and unbiased picture as I can.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B.T. Polyak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Control Science, Moscow, RussiaRU

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