Olvi L. Mangasarian

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Olvi L. Mangasarian
Born (1934-01-12) 12 January 1934 (age 84)
Baghdad, Iraq
Alma mater Harvard University
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Wisconsin–Madison
Doctoral advisor Bernard Budiansky

Olvi Leon Mangasarian (born 12 January 1934) is the John von Neumann Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Sciences in Department of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego and a recognised expert on optimization, data mining, and classification.[1] In 2000, while professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he was awarded the Frederick W. Lanchester Prize for pioneering work in introducing the use of Operations Research techniques to the field of data mining with a particularly notable application being to breast cancer diagnosis.[2]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Mangasarian, O. L. (1993). Nonlinear programming (Vol. 10). SIAM.


  • Pang, J. S. (1999). Computational Optimization: A Tribute to Olvi Mangasarian, Volumes I and II.Kluwer Acad. Publ.


  1. ^ M Feris and M Solodov (2004) Foreword: special issue for the 70th birthday of professor Olvi Mangasarian, Optimization Methods and Software 19(5), 439-441.
  2. ^ Mangasarian, O. L., Street, W. N., & Wolberg, W. H. (1995). Breast cancer diagnosis and prognosis via linear programming. Operations Research, 43(4), 570-577.

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