Call for Nominations--INFORMS Optimization Society Prizes for 2010

The Optimization Society of INFORMS calls for nominations for four prizes to be awarded at the 2010 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, in November.  Each prize recognizes outstanding contributions to optimization by individuals at different stages of their career.  The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2010.  See for detailed prize descriptions and nomination procedures.  Brief descriptions of the prizes and prize committees are provided here:

- The Khachiyan Prize for Life-time Accomplishments in Optimization will be awarded for the first time in 2010.  Prize committee: Martin Groetschel, Arkadi Nemirovski, Panos Pardalos, Tamas Terlaky (chair)
- The Farkas Prize for Mid-Career Researchers is awarded to individuals within 25 years from the Ph.D.  Prize committee: Gerard Cornuejols, Jong-Shi Pang (chair), Kees Roos, Yinyu Ye
- The Prize for Young Researchers is awarded to individuals within 7 years from the Ph.D.  Prize committee: Nick Sahinidis (chair), Alper Yildirim, Jiawei Zhang
- The Student Paper Prize for a paper written primarily by (a) student(s).  Prize committee: Miguel Anjos, Alper Atamturk, Sven Leyffer (chair)

Nick Sahinidis
Chair, INFORMS Optimization Society