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Tucker Prize - Call for nominations 2024


Tucker Prize: Call for nominations 2024

The Mathematical Optimization Society invites nominations for the 2024 A.W. Tucker Prize to be awarded for an outstanding doctoral thesis in any area of mathematical optimization. The Tucker Prize Committee will screen the nominations and select at most three finalists. The finalists will be invited to give oral presentations of their work at a special session of the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP) in 2024. The Tucker Prize Committee will select the winner before the symposium and present the award prior to the conclusion of the symposium.

The doctoral thesis must have been approved formally (with signatures) by the nominee's thesis committee between January 1, 2021 and January 1, 2024.

The winner will receive an award of US$1,000 and a certificate. The other finalists will also receive certificates. The Mathematical Optimization Society will also pay partial travel expenses for each finalist to attend the symposium. Reimbursements will normally be limited to US$750. The nominee's doctoral institution will be encouraged to cover any additional travel expenses of any nominee selected as a finalist.

The members of the 2024 Tucker Prize committee are:

  • Frank Curtis (chair), Lehigh University
  • Shipra Agrawal, Columbia University
  • Afonso Bandeira, ETH Zurich
  • Francesca Maggioni, University of Bergamo
  • Laura Sanita, University of Waterloo

Nominations must be made by e-mail to Professor Frank E. Curtis, frank.e.curtis@lehigh.edu

The nominator must be a faculty member at the institution that awards the nominee's doctoral degree or a member of the nominee's thesis committee. Applications should consist of the following components, each submitted as a separate PDF file:

  • a letter of nomination,
  • the nominee's thesis,
  • a summary of the dissertation's contributions, written by the nominee, that is no more than five (5) pages in length, and
  • a brief biographical sketch of the nominee.

Nominations and the accompanying documentation must be written in English. The Tucker Prize Committee may request additional information.

The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2024.

Previous winners of the Tucker Prize are listed here. Further information about the Tucker Prize can be found here.