2012 Lagrange Prize Citation
Emmanuel J. Candès and Benjamin Recht
"Exact matrix completion via convex optimization",
Foundations of Computational Mathematics 9 (2009), 717-772.
The paper of Candès and Recht was selected because of its exposition excellence, the current
importance of the topic and the impressive number of citations in three years. It also opens
Semidefinite Optimization to a fascinating new field of applications and introduces a very
clever mathematical approach for proving probabilistic tractability of certain NP hard