Farkas Prize

The Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society was established in 2006 and is awarded annually at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting to a mid-career researcher for outstanding contributions to the field of optimization, over the course of their career. Such contributions could include papers (published or submitted and accepted), books, monographs, and software. The awardee will be within 25 years of their terminal degree as of January 1 of the year of the award. The prize serves as an esteemed recognition of colleagues in the middle of their career.

The award includes a cash amount of $1,000 and a citation certificate. The award winner(s) will be invited to give a twenty-five minute presentation at the INFORMS National Meeting in Houston, TX in October 2017. The winners will be responsible for all travel expenses associated with the presentation of their paper at the INFORMS meeting. Award winners are also asked to contribute an article about their award-winning work to the annual Optimization Society newsletter.

Eligibility

 The nomination/application must satisfy the following conditions:

  • The prize is awarded for outstanding contributions by a mid-career researcher to the field of optimization, over the course of their career.
  • Such contributions could include papers (published or submitted and accepted), books, monographs, and software.
  • The awardee must be within 25 years of their terminal degree as of January 1 of the year of the award.
  • The prize may be awarded at most once in their lifetime to any person.

Nomination Process

Nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the committee, Margaret Wright, by email at mhw@cims.nyu.edu, on or before June 15, 2017.

Other committee members: Patrick Jaillet, Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo, Pascal Van Hentenryck.