Call for Nominations

2015 Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization

The Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization, established in 2002, is awarded jointly by MOS and SIAM.  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 on Mathematical Programming (ISMP 2015), to be held July 12-17, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.


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

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


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 be sent to by February 1, 2015. Nominations should include a letter evaluating the contribution(s) of the work and citing the works to be considered.

The call for nominations can also be found at the MOS website.

For questions, please contact Mihai Anitescu, Chair, Lagrange Prize 2015 Committee by e-mail at


Selection Committee

Click here to see a list of selection committee members by year.

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