September 9, 2015
Prof. Dimitri Bertsekas was awarded the 2015 SIAM/MOS George B. Dantzig prize. This prize is one of the most prestigious awards in optimization, bestowed only once every 3 years, for original research having a major impact on mathematical programming. The citation for this year's award reads:
"Dimitri Bertsekas has been a leading force in optimization over many years. He has made highly original and fundamental contributions to dynamic programming, analysis and development of augmented Lagrangian methods, auction and relaxation methods for linear network optimization, deterministic and stochastic techniques in systems and control, first-order methods, parallel and distributed optimization, and several other areas. He has also been involved in applications of optimization to energy production systems and data network communications. Through scholarly papers, research monographs, and textbooks, his work has influenced several generations of optimization researchers, and continues to have a major impact on the field."