Stephen Becker, Emmanuel Candès, and Michael Grant were selected to win the 2015 Beale Orchard-Hays Prize for Excellence in Computational Mathematical Programming. The prize was awarded for TFOCS as presented in journal article we published about it. The presentation took place on July 12, 2015 at the opening ceremony of the International Symposium for Mathematical Programming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Gurobi co-founder Robert Bixby, member of the prize committee, read the citation, and Mathematical Optimization Society President Bill Cook joined in the presentation as well.
We want thank our nominators, the award committee, and the Mathematical Optimization Society for a wonderful honor.
This award is presented once every three years, and you may recall that this is not the first mention of the Beale Orchard-Hayes prize in this news feed. In fact, CVX was the recipient of this very prize in 2012! Michael Grant is now the first person to win this prize twice. He is making no promises about a third.
The conference is wrapping up today, so the official citation has not yet been posted to the MOS web site. As soon as that changes, we will include it in this post.