Optimization Society Student Paper Prize

2023 Winner(s)

Winning material: Small errors in random zeroth-order optimization are imaginary

Purpose of the Award

The INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize is awarded annually at the INFORMS Annual Meeting to one (or more) students for the most outstanding paper in optimization that is submitted to and received, or published in a refereed professional journal within the three calendar years preceding the year of the award. The prize serves as an esteemed recognition of promising students who are looking for an academic or industrial career.

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Past Awardees

2023 Winner(s)
Wouter Jongeneel, EPFL
2023 Second Place
Miaolan Xie, Cornell University
2023 Honorable Mention
Aras Selvi, Imperial College
2022 Winner(s)
Bahar Taskesen, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
2022 Honorable Mention
Sebastián Pérez-Salazar, Georgia Tech
Haoming Shen, University of Michigan
2021 Winner(s)
Alex L Wang, Carnegie Mellon University
2021 Honorable Mention
Shixuan Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology
2020 Winner(s)
Yingjie Bi, Cornell University

2020 Second Place
Digvijay Boob , Georgia Institute of Technology
2019 Winner(s)
Lijun Ding, Cornell University
2019 Second Place
Dabeen Lee, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea
2019 Honorable Mention
Yiling Zhang, University of Michigan
Bachir El Khadir, Princeton University
2018 First Place
Yong Sheng Soh , California Institute of Technology
2018 Second Place
Joey Huchette
Felix Happach, Technische Universitat Munich
2018 Honorable Mention
Yanli Liu, UCLA
Naman Agarwal , Princeton
Brian Bullins , Princeton
Nam Ho-Nguyen, The University of Sydney

2017 Winner(s)
Frans J. C. T. de Ruiter, Tilburg University
2017 Honorable Mention
Will Ma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016 Winner(s)
Gonzalo Munoz, Columbia University
2016 Honorable Mention
Hamza Fawzi
2015 Winner(s)
Paul Grigas, UC Berkeley
2015 Honorable Mention
Ruoyu Sun, University of Minnesota
Shimrit Shtern, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
2014 Winner(s)
Damek Davis
2013 Winner(s)
Afonso S. Bandeira
2012 Winner(s)
Diego A. Morán R.
2011 Winner(s)
Daniel Dadush, Georgia Institute of Technology Santanu Dey, Purdue University Juan Pablo Vielma, University of Pittsburgh
2010 Winner(s)
Shiqian Ma, Columbia University
2009 Winner(s)
Dan Andrei Iancu, Operations Research Center, MIT