1. Constantin Caratheodory Prize
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.
Prize Committe Members
- Panos M. Pardalos (Univesrity of Florida)
- Christodoulos A. Floudas (Priceton University)
- David Y. Gao (University of Ballarat, Australia)
- Shu Cherng Fang (North Carolina State Univerisity, USA)
- Shouyang Wang (Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Science, China)
Prize Award Date
Beginning in 2013, the award will be presented bi-annually at the Society’s official meeting: World Congress of Global Optimization.
- 2011 Award (Sponsored by University of Florida)
- 2013 Award (Sponsored by Anhui University of Science and Technology)
Professor Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
- 2015 Award:
Christodoulos A. Floudas of the University of Texas A&M,
Ignacio E. Grossmann of Carnegie Mellon University,
Nikolaos Sahinidis from Carnegie Mellon University,
- 2013 Award (Sponsored by Izmir University of Ecnomics, Turkey )
The first iSoGO Young Researcher Award is granted to Dr. Vittorio Latorre from Sapienza University of Rome, in recognition his excellent work on application of the canonical duality theory for solving challenging problems in neural network optimization and affine quasi-variational inequalities (jointly with Simone Sagratella).
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 student’s 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.
- 2013 Award (Sponsored by Collaborative Research Network (CRN) grant from Australian Government)
The iSoGO 2013 Student Paper Prize is given to Mr Yi Chen from University of Ballarat for his paper entitled “Global Solutions to Large-Scale Spherical Constrained Quadratic Minimization via Canonical Dual Approach”