2012 Dantzig Prize Citation
The George B. Dantzig prize is awarded for original research, which by its originality,
breadth, and scope, is having a major impact on the field of mathematical programming. The
2012 winners are Professors
- Jorge Nocedal from Northwestern University and
- Laurence Wolsey from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL).
Jorge Nocedal has made fundamental contributions to the theory of nonlinear optimization
methods, has developed new algorithms that expand the range of efficiently solvable
optimization models, and has created widely distributed software that enables new
developments in numerous application areas.
Laurence Wolsey has been one of the most influential scholars in the field of mathematical
optimization, contributing significantly to foundational understanding of the geometry of
mixed integer programs, to duality theory in discrete optimization, and to the development
of effective new methods for a variety of applications, particularly in production planning