ICS Prize

INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Prize

ICS Prize Announcement: Nominations due June 30, 2023

The INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Prize is an annual award for the best English language paper or group of related papers dealing with the Operations Research/Computer Science interface. The award is accompanied by a certificate and a $1,000 honorarium. The award will be presented at the ICS Business Meeting at the 2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, October 15-18, 2023. 

The goals of the prize are:
* To promote the development of high-quality work advancing the state of the art in the operations research/computer science interface;
* To publicize and reward the contributions of those authors/researchers who have advanced the state of the art; and
* To increase the visibility of excellent work in the field.

Conditions for eligibility:
* Published in the open literature;
* Pertinent to the interface of operations research and computer science;
* Written in English.

Nomination process:
The nomination package should consist of a cover letter and a copy of each nominated work. The cover letter should provide the title, author's name, place and date of publication as well as a justification for the nomination. If the nominated papers include multiple authors, then all authors will be considered for the prize, unless justification is provided for the exclusion of some authors. Self-nominations are allowed but discouraged. All nominations and inquiries should be sent electronically to the chair of the committee (rfukasawa@uwaterloo.ca) by 11:59 pm EDT, June 30, 2023. All submissions will be acknowledged by the committee chair.  

The 2023 ICS Prize Committee members: 


Previous winners are

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2022 Saeed Ghadimi, Guanghui Lan, and Hongchao Zhang 
2021 Adolfo R. Escobedo, Erick Moreno-Centeno, Christopher Lourenco, and Timothy Alden Davis 
2020 Samuel Burer and Renato D. C. Monteiro
2019 William E. Hart, Carl D. Laird, Jean-Paul Watson, David L. Woodruff, Gabriel A. Hackebeil, Bethany L. Nicholson, and John Siirola
2018 James V. Burke, Frank E. Curtis, Adrian S. Lewis, and Michael L. Overton
2017 Shabbir Ahmed, George Nemhauser, and Juan Pablo Vielma
2016 Iain Dunning, Joey Huchette, and Miles Lubin
2015 Suvrajeet Sen, Dinakar Gade, Julia Higle, Simge Küçükyavuz, Lewis Ntaimo, and Hanif Sherali
2014 Jim Ostrowski, Jeff Linderoth, Fabrizio Rossi, and Stefano Smriglio
2013 John Gunnar Carlsson
2012 A.A. Ahmadi, A. Olshevsky, P. A. Parrilo, and J. N. Tsitsiklis
2011 Dorit Hochbaum
2010 Jesús A. De Loera, Jon Lee, Peter N. Malkin, Susan Margulies, and Shmuel Onn
2009 Andreas Waechter and Lorenz Biegler
2008 Robert W. Day and S. Raghavan
2007 J. Csirik, D. S. Johnson, C. Kenyon, J.B. Orlin, P.W. Shor, and R.R. Weber
2006 John Drew, Diane L. Evans, Andrew G. Glen, and Lawrence Leemis
2005 Zhiwei Fu, Bruce L. Golden, Shreevardhan Lele, S. Raghavan, and Edward A. Wasil
2004 Nikolaos V. Sahinidis and Mohit Tawarmalani
2003 Ignacio Grossmann
2002 Pascal Van Hentenryck
2001 Renato D.C. Monteiro, Yin Zhang
2000 Janos Pinter
1999 Yair Censor, Stavros A. Zenios
1998 Ding-Zhu Du, Frank K. Hwang
1997 Dmitri P. Bertsekas, John N. Tsitsiklis
1996 Warren Adams, Hanif Sherali
1995 John Forrest, Donald Goldfarb
1994 Fred Glover
1993 Robert Fourer, David Gay, Brian Kernighan
1992 Irvin Lustig, Roy Marsten, Nimrod Megiddo, David Shanno
1991 John Hooker
1988 Alex Meeraus
1987 Fred Glover, Darwin Klingman, Marcel Neuts
1986 Harvey Greenberg