Awards and Recognitions

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  • Editor in Chief of the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, since 2020
  • Hillamn Faculty Award, Lehigh U., 2023
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Advising Award, RCEAS, Lehigh U. 2022
  • Excellence in Research Scholarship and Leadership,, RCEAS, Lehigh U. 2021
  • Mentorship Appreciation Award, Lehigh University, 2020
  • Fellow of IFORS, 2020
  •  Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2020
  • Winner of the inaugural Outstanding Innovation in Service Science Engineering Award of IISE, 2019
  • Vice President INFORMS for Meetings, 2019-2022
  • Fellow of SIAM, 2018
  • Semi Finalist, The INFORMS Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, 2018
  • Winner, The INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, 2017
  • Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization (SIAG/OPT) 2017-2020
  • Fellow of INFORMS, The Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences, 2016
  •  Egerváriy Award of the Hungarian Operations Research Society
  • Award of Merit, Canadian Operations Research Society, 2015
  • Mentorship Award of Excellence, MITACS, 2008
  • Fellow of The Fields Institute, 2005 –
  • Founding Honorary Chair of EUROPT, 2000 –
  • Program Committee Chair of the 4th OMS Conference, Havana, Cuba, December 16-18, 2017
  • General Chair of the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
  • Four times in a row Finalist of the UPS George D. Smith Prize. In 2012, 2013,
    2014, and also in 2015 the ISE Department in Collaboration with the Enterprise Systems
    Center was selected to be finalist by the prize committee of INFORMS, the Institute for
    Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Award of Merit Selection Committee, Canadian Operational Research Society, 2015-2017
  • Canada Research Chair in Optimization, 2002 –
  • INFORMS Optimization Section, Vice-chair, Linear Programming and Complementarity, 2001 –
  • Member of Nicholson Prize Committee, INFORMS, 2001 – 2002
  • Member of Evaluation Panel of Mathematics in Portugal, 2002
  • Founding Chairman of EUROPT, The Continuous Optimization Working Group of EURO, 2000 -, Honorary Chair, 2003-
  • Guest professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, October 1, 1999 — April 1, 2000 (finally not taken).
  • Semiplenary speaker at EURO-XVII, Budapest, July 16–19, 2000. Simplex versus interior point methods: Pros and Cons
  • Founding Editor in Chief of the Journal Optimization and Engineering, 1999-
  • Semiplenary speaker at EURO-XVI, Brussels, July 12–15, 1998. An Easy way to teach interior point methods.
  • Plenary speaker at APMOD-98, Nycosia, Cyprus, 11–13 March, 1998. An easy way to teach interior point methods.
  • Plenary speaker at MOK-97, Pécs, Hungary, 16-18 October, 1997. Interior Point Methods in Optimization — in memoriam for Gy. Sonnevend.
  • Semi-plenary (featured talk) speaker on the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 25–28, 1997. Title: The Criss-Cross Method: A Fresh View at Pivot Methods (joint paper in the conference volume with K. Fukuda).
  • Obermann Fellowship, Center of Advanced Studies, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, (1994 — two weeks).
  • The paper is selected as “The best OR paper of the year 1992” by The Operations Research Society of Japan: Linear Complementarity and Oriented Matroids, (1992) Japanese Journal of Operations Research 35. 45–61. (Together with K. Fukuda).
  • Gy. Farkas Prize, J. Bolyai Math. Society, Budapest, Hungary, 1984.
  • Mentorship Award of Excellence, MITACS, 2008
  • Member of the Fields Industrial Optimization Seminar Series Advisory Board, The Fields Institute, Toronto, 2003-2009
  • Chair of the Continuous Optimization Steering Committee of the Mathematical Optimization Society, 2007-2010 and 2010-2013

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