Dimitris Bertsimas is currently the Boeing Professor of Operations Research and a Co-Director of the Operations Research Center at MIT. He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics and Operations Research at MIT in 1988, and then joined the MIT faculty. His research interests include analytics and the applications of analytics in a variety of industries, including healthcare, finance, operations management and aviation. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and he has received numerous research awards. Professor Bertsimas created the course 15.071 at MIT in 2008, and is currently working on an analytics textbook with colleagues Allison O’Hair and Bill Pulleyblank.