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1. Constantin Caratheodory Prize

Christodoulos A. Floudas of the University of Texas A&M, Ignacio E. Grossmann of Carnegie Mellon University, and Nikolaos Sahinidis from Carnegie Mellon University have been awarded the Constantin Carathéodory Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization in recognition of their lifetime contributions to global optimization, and in particular the development of global optimization software.

The Constantin Caratheodory Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization is awarded bi-annually to an individual (or a group) for fundamental contributions to theory, algorithms, and applications of global optimization. The Prize named after mathematician Constantin Caratheodory is awarded for outstanding work that reflects contributions that have stood the test of time. The criteria include scientific excellence, innovation, significance, depth, and impact. The winner will receive an award of $2,000, and a certificate. The Constantin Caratheodory Prize was established by the International Society of Global Optimization in 2011, and was first awarded at the Second World Congress on Global Optimization, held in Chania, Greece during July 3-7, 2011.

Past Winners

  • Professor Huang Tuy
  • Professor Panos M. Pardalos
  • Nominations for the Caratheodory Prize must be submitted before 15th of December via e-mail to Dr. Pardalos (pardalos(at)ufl(dot)edu).

    Prize Committe Members

  • Panos M. Pardalos (Univesrity of Florida)
  • Sergiy Butenko (University of Texas A&M)
  • Antanas Zilinskas ( Vilnius University)
  • Zelda Zabinski (University of Washington)
  • Dingzhu Du ( The University of Texas at Dallas)
  • 2. iSoGo Young Researchers Award (iYRA)

    The Young Researcher Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization is granted to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance. The award aims to inspire early stage researchers (received their PhD degrees within five years) to incorporate theory, algorithms, and applications of global optimization into their PhD thesis and research. The Award is granted biannually at the WCGO where the recipients will present their work.The Award consists of a Certificate and a part of the award will be monetary in the form of a travel and accommodation grant for attending the World Congress of Global Optimization. All nominations received will be considered by, and voted upon, by the iSoGO Prize Committee.

    3. iSoGO Student Paper Award (iSPA)

    The iSoGO Student Paper Prizes are awarded biannually to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the WCGO. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the students contribution to the submitted paper. The purpose of the Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in global optimization.

    Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not yet hold the degree of PhD before the WCGO. Papers entered in the competition must be presented at the WCGO. Each recipient of the iSoGO Student Paper Prize shall receive a certificate and reimbursement of up to $500 toward travel expenses for attending WCGO.