Dimitris Bertsimas is currently the E. Pennell Brooks Professor of Operations Research at the Sloan School of Management, Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 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. He has been in the faculty at MIT ever since. He has worked in the areas of optimazation of stochastic systems arising in manufacturing, transportation and telecommunications. He is associate editor of em Operations Research and em Queueing Systems and Applications. He was the recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator award in 1991 awarded by the National Science Foundation.