The Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization is awarded every three years by the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS) and SIAM for an outstanding contribution in the area of continuous optimization published in the six calendar years preceding the award year.
The Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization is awarded every three years for an outstanding contribution in the area of continuous optimization published in the six calendar years prior to the award year. The MOS administers the prize and it is awarded jointly by MOS and SIAM.
The award is based primarily on the work's 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 extended period of six years reflects the fact that the value of fundamental work cannot always be immediately assessed.
The work must have been published as the final publication of the main result(s) within the six calendar years preceding the award year. The work should be published as an article in a peer-reviewed journal, or other peer-reviewed publication, intended to publish final papers only; or as a monograph publishing original results.
For the 2024 award, the work must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2023.
Congratulations to the 2021 recipients, Léon Bottou, Frank E. Curtis, and Jorge Nocedal! Learn more about their accomplishments.
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The Lagrange Prize for Continuous Optimization includes a $1,500 monetary award and a certificate containing the citation. The recipient will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony.
The Lagrange Prize for Continuous Optimization will next be awarded at the 2024 International Symposium on Mathematical Programming.
The award is presented alternately at the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP) and the SIAM Annual Meeting. The Chair of MOS or the SIAM President will announce the award and present the certificate to the recipient. The announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.
The MOS has the responsibility for soliciting and providing the funds necessary for the prize award.
Sven Leyffer (Chair)Xiaojun Chen Etienne de KlerkPhilip Gill
Katya Scheinberg (Chair) Etienne de Klerk Philip Gill Andreas Griewank
Mihai Anitescu (Chair) Kurt M. Anstreicher Lorenz Biegler Werner Roemisch
Tamas Terlaky (Chair) Kurt M. Anstreicher Donald Goldfarb
Adrian S. Lewis (Chair) Jorge J. More Philippe L. Toint Margaret H. Wright Thomas M. Liebling
Michael J. Todd (Chair) John E. Dennis Jr. Nicholas I. Gould Adrian S. Lewis
C. Tim Kelley Claude Lemarechal Michael J. Todd Stephen J. Wright
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