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Tucker Prize - Call for nominations 2015


Tucker Prize: Call for nominations 2015

The A.W. Tucker Prize will be awarded to an outstanding doctoral thesis. The thesis can deal with any area of mathematical optimization. The Tucker Prize Committee will screen the nominations and select at most three finalists. The finalists will be invited to give oral presentations of their work at a special session of the Symposium. The Tucker Prize Committee will select the winner before the symposium and present the award prior to the conclusion of the symposium.

The doctoral thesis must have been approved formally (with signatures) by the nominee's thesis committee between March 1 2012, and March 1 2015. The thesis may concern any aspect of mathematical optimization.

Nominations must be made by electronic mail to the Chair of the Tucker Prize Committee. The nominator must be a faculty member at the institution that awards the nominee's doctoral degree, or a member of the nominee's thesis committee. Applications should consist of pdf files as follows:

  • a letter of nomination;
  • the nominee's thesis;
  • a separate summary of the thesis' contributions, written by the nominee, no more than eight (8) pages in length;
  • and a brief biographical sketch of the nominee.

Nominations and the accompanying documentation must be written in a language acceptable to the Tucker Prize Committee (= English). The Tucker Prize Committee may request additional information.

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2015.

The winner will receive an award of $US 1000 and a certificate. The other finalists will also receive certificates. The Society will also pay partial travel expenses for each finalist to attend the Symposium. Reimbursements will normally be limited to $US 750. The nominee's doctoral institution will be encouraged to assist any nominee selected as a finalist with additional travel expense reimbursement.

Tucker Prize Committee:

  • Karen Aardal (Chair), Delft University of Technology
  • Satoru Iwata, University of Tokyo
  • Benedetta Morini, Universita degli Studi di Firenze
  • Danny Ralph, University of Cambridge
  • Uday Shanbhag, Penn State University

Contact Information for Karen Aardal:

Email: K.I.Aardal@tudelft.nl
Professor Karen Aardal
Faculteit EWI
Technische Universiteit Delft
Mekelweg 4
2627 CD Delft
The Netherlands

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