2003 Dantzig Prize Citation
JongShi Pang is a world leader in the field of equilibrium programming,
variational inequalities and complementarity problems. He has made major contributions to
the basic theory and algorithms, and to the analysis, solution, and unification of many
application problems in these areas. His many books include the classic, "The Linear
Complementarity Problem", written jointly with R.W. Cottle and R.E. Stone, which won
the 1994 INFORMS Lanchester Prize. Pang's numerous papers have helped shape the careers of
many outstanding young researchers world wide and have attracted many of them to work in the
important field of mathematical programming. This, coupled with the breadth and profoundness
of his work, makes Pang eminently deserving of the Dantzig Prize.
Alexander Schrijver has made deep and fundamental research contributions to
discrete optimization, including the applications of the ellipsoid method in combinatorial
optimization, disjoint paths on surfaces, matrix cones and their applications, polyhedral
and cutting plane theory, and submodular functions. His landmark book "Theory of Linear
and Integer Programming" and his threevolume work "Combinatorial Optimization:
Polyhedra and Efficiency" constitute definitive accounts of the history and present
state of discrete optimization, and will influence researchers for decades to
come. Characterized by insights that are both broad and deep, and by a continual pursuit of
simplification and unity, Schrijver's work is scholarship at its best.
