Dimitris Bertsimas is currently the Boeing Professor of Operations Research
and the co-director of the Operations Research Center 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.
Since the 1990s he has started several successful companies in the areas of financial services, asset management, health care, publishing, analytics and aviation.
His research interests include analytics, optimization and their applications in a variety of industries. He has co-authored more than 180 scientific papers and four textbooks, including the book ``The Analytics Edge’’ published in 2016. He has supervised 60 doctoral students and he is currently supervising 20 others. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and has received several awards for his work.