Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, is the recipient of the 2019 Constantin Caratheodory Prize.
Nagurney received the award on July 8 at the World Congress on Global Optimization in Metz, France. As part of the award, she also delivered the plenary talk, “Tariffs and Quotas in Global Trade: What Networks, Game Theory and Variational Inequalities Reveal.”
Nagurney is the first female recipient of this award. Anatoly Zhigljavsky, a professor at Cardiff University in Wales, also received the prize this year.
The prize is a biannual prize given by the International Society of Global Optimization to an individual or a group for “fundamental contributions to theory, algorithms, and applications of global optimization.”
The prize is named after mathematician Constantin Caratheodory and is awarded for outstanding work that reflects contributions that have stood the test of time. The criteria include scientific excellence, innovation, significance, depth and impact.
More information on the committee and previous prize recipients can be found on the World Congress on Global Optimization website.