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Lagrange Prize - Call for nominations 2015


Call for nomination of the 2015 Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization

The prize, established in 2002, is awarded jointly by the Mathematical Optimization Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. It is awarded for outstanding works in the area of continuous optimization. Judging of works will be based primarily on their mathematical quality, significance, and originality. Clarity and excellence of the exposition and the value of the work in practical applications may be considered as secondary attributes.

The prize will be awarded at the 22nd International Symposium in Mathematical Programming, to be held July 12-17, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Works to be considered should form the final publication of the main result(s) and should have been published between the years of 2009 to 2014 either

  • as an article in a recognized journal, or in a comparable, well-referenced volume intended to publish final publications only; or
  • as a monograph consisting chiefly of original results rather than previously published material.

Extended abstracts and prepublications, and articles in published journals, journal sections or proceedings that are intended to publish non-final papers, are not eligible.

Description of the Award

The award will include a certificate containing the citation and a cash prize of $1,500. In the event of joint authorship, the prize will be divided.


Nominations should include a letter evaluating the contribution(s) of the work and citing the works to be considered. Nominations should be sent by e-mail to the address: lagrange-prize@mcs.anl.gov, so as to arrive by

February 1, 2015.

For questions, please contact Mihai Anitescu, Chair, Lagrange Prize 2015 Committee by email to: anitescu@mcs.anl.gov.

Selection Committee

The committee is the following.

  • Mihai Anitescu (Chair), Argonne National Laboratory
  • Kurt Anstreicher, University of Iowa
  • Larry Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Werner Römisch, Humboldt-Unversität zu Berlin

Previous winners of the Lagrange Prize are listed here. Further information about the Lagrange Prize can be found here.