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Biographical Sketch

Dimitri P. Bertsekas received a combined B.S.E.E. and B.S.M.E. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, an M.S.E.E. from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in system science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Bertsekas has held faculty positions with the Engineering-Economic Systems Dept., Stanford University (1971-1974) and the Electrical Engineering Dept. of the University of Illinois, Urbana (1974-1979).

Since 1979 he has been teaching at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), where he is currently McAfee Professor of Engineering.

He consults regularly with private industry and has held editorial positions in several journals.

His research at M.I.T. spans several fields, including optimization, control, large-scale computation, and data communication networks, and is closely tied to his teaching and book authoring activities.

He has written numerous research papers, and thirteen books, several of which are used as textbooks in MIT classes.

Professor Bertsekas was awarded the INFORMS 1997 Prize for Research Excellence in the Interface Between Operations Research and Computer Science for his book Neuro-Dynamic Programming (co-authored with John Tsitsiklis), the 2000 Greek National Award for Operations Research, and the 2001 ACC John R. Ragazzini Education Award.

In 2001, he was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Bertsekas' recent books are Introduction to Probability (2002), Convex Analysis and Optimization (2003), Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control: 3rd Edition (2007), all published by Athena Scientific.

He is writing a new book on Convex Optimization Theory (to appear in 2008).

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