Santanu S. Dey (Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech) is selected as the winner of the 2020 INFORMS Optimization Society Egon Balas Prize


The inaugural IOS Balas Prize is awarded to Professor Santanu S. Dey of Georgia Tech for broad and significant contributions to the theory, methodology, and applications of Discrete Optimization. Professor Dey made strong and seminal contributions to the theory of maximal lattice-free convex sets, multi-row cuts, sparse cutting planes in integer programming, the structure of mixed-integer convex optimization, and along with co-authors, developed practical algorithms for power problems based on strong relaxations from a detailed analysis of the underlying systems.

Prize committee

Sanjay Mehrotra (chair), Alper Atamturk, Jeff Linderoth, and Ariela Sofer