FARKAS PRIZE:


Announcement, Call for applications and nominations

The Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society, established in
2006, and administered by the Optimization Society (OS) within
INFORMS. It is awarded bi-annually at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting

The Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society
Call for Nominations/Applications

Nominations are invited for the Farkas Prize of the INFORMS
Optimization Society. The Prize will be presented at INFORMS
fall meeting in Pittsburg, November 2006.

ELIGIBILITY: The author(s) and the contribution must satisfy the
following four conditions to be eligible for the prize:
(a) The Farkas Prize is awarded for the most significant contribution
to the field of optimization by a researcher, or a team of
researchers. The "contribution" maybe a published or submitted
and accepted paper, a series of papers, a book,
a monograph or a software.
(b) the author(s) must have been awarded their terminal degree
within 20 years of the closing date of nomination;
(c) the topic of the contribution must belong to the field of
optimization
in its broadest sense.
(d) the prize may be awarded once in lifetime to any individual.

Judging of the contributions will be based primarily on their
quality, significance, impact and originality.

A letter of nomination/application including supporting material
should be sent on or before this year's closing date of 15 August
2006 to the Committee Chair:

Tamás Terlaky
Department of Computing and Software
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1
Phone: +1-905 525-9140 ext. 27780, FAX: +1-905 524-0340
Email: terlaky@mcmaster.ca

The 2006 Farkas Prize Committee Members are:
A. Conn (IBM Watson); G. Nemhauser (Georgia Tech.);
A. Prékopa (RUTGERS U.); P. Pardalos (U. Florida, Gainswille)

Electronic submissions are preferred.


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Prof. Tamás Terlaky, Canada Research Chair in Optimization
Director, McMaster School of Computational Engineering and Science
Department of Computing and Software, Office: ITB 110
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1
Phone: +1-905 525-9140 ext. 27780, FAX: +1-905 524-0340
Email: terlaky@mcmaster.ca
URL: www:

http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~terlaky
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