BME Affiliate and ISE Distinguished Professor, Panos Pardalos, has been awarded the 2013 EURO Gold Medal prize, bestowed by the Association for European Operational Research Societies. This medal is the preeminent European award given to Operations Research (OR) professionals.
As stated on the EURO Association website, the EURO Gold Medal is awarded for a body of work in operational research, preferably published over a period of several years. Although recent work is not excluded, care should be taken to allow the contribution to stand the test of time. The potential prize recipient should have a recognized stature in the European OR community. Significance, innovation, depth, and scientific excellence should be stressed. Professor Pardalos was honored at the opening session of the EURO XXVI Conference in Rome on July 1st (photo below).
Dr. Pardalos was also awarded a prize for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of optimization during the “Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms” International Conference and Summer School. He also gave an invited plenary talk during this conference on the topic, “Global optimality conditions in non-convex optimization and related issues.” For more information and details on the award, visit the NUMTA2013 site, and view an abstract of his plenary presentation.
Congratulations on these distinctive honors!