Alex Shapiro is the recipient of the 2013 Khachiyan Prize for Life-time Accomplishments in Optimization. He will receive a cash prize and a certificate, and will be invited to lecture at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting.
The Khachiyan Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society was established in 2010 and is awarded annually at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting to an individual or a team for life-time achievements in the area of optimization. The award recognizes a sustained career of scholarship from nominees who are still active at the year of the nomination. The prize serves as an esteemed recognition of innovativeness and impact in the area of optimization, including theory and applications.
This is the second time in its short history that the prize is awarded to a Georgia Tech faculty member. In addition to Alex, the first recipient of the prize was George Nemhauser in 2010.