A.W. Tucker Prize
The A. W. Tucker Prize was established by the Society in 1985, and was
first awarded at the Thirteenth Symposium in 1988. Beginning in 2009, it will be
awarded at each Symposium for an outstanding doctoral thesis.
Nominations are screened by Tucker Prize Committee. At most three finalists are
chosen. The finalists and winner are announced at the opening session of the
Symposium, at which time the Prize is awarded. The finalists are invited to give
oral presentations of their work at a special session of the Symposium.
The doctoral thesis must have been approved formally (with signatures) by the
nominees thesis committee between March 1 of the calendar year in which the
previous Symposium was held and March 1 of the calendar year of the upcoming
Symposium. The thesis may concern any aspect of mathematical programming.
Nominations must be made by electronic mail to the Chair of the Tucker Prize
Committee. The nominator must be a faculty member at the institution that awards
the nominees doctoral degree, or a member of the nominees thesis committee. The
applications should consist of pdf files of the following material: a letter of
nomination; the nominees thesis; a separate summary of the thesis contributions,
written by the nominee, no more than eight (8) pages in length; and a brief
biographical sketch of the nominee. The Tucker Prize Committee may request
additional information. Nominations and the accompanying documentation are due by
March 15 of the calendar year of the upcoming Symposium, and must be written in a
language acceptable to the Tucker Prize Committee.
The Tucker Prize Committee will select the finalists and winner at least two
months prior to the beginning of the Symposium. It will notify the Chair of the
Society and the Chair of the Executive Committee at that time. Selection will be
based on the significance of the contribution, skillfulness of the development, and
quality of exposition. Endowment The Society will solicit contributions to an
endowment for the prize.
The Society will solicit contributions to an endowment for the prize.
Monetary Award and Travel Costs
The winner will receive an award of $US 1000 and a certificate. The other
finalists will also receive certificates. The Society will also pay partial travel
expenses for each finalist to attend the symposium. Reimbursements will normally
be limited to $US 750. This limit may be varied at the discretion of the Council
of the Society, taking into account the amount of endowment income available and
other factors. The nominees doctoral institution will be encouraged to assist any
nominee selected as a finalist with additional travel expense reimbursement.
Tucker Prize Committee
The Tucker Prize Committee will have five members, including a Chair, all
appointed by the Chair of the Society. The members will normally serve staggered
terms covering two successive symposia, with two or three members retiring after