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Prize Bylaws

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.

Eligibility

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

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.

Selection

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.

Endowment

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 each symposium.

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Past Winners of the Tucker Prize
Year Winners Other Finalists Jury
1988 Andrew Goldberg   Bland, Kuhn, Tucker II, Wolsey
1991 Michel Goemans Leslie Hall, Mark Hartmann Cottle, Liebling, Tapia, Tucker II
1994 David Williamson Dick Den Hertog, Jiming Liu Conn, Cunningham, Gonzaga, Liebling, Vial
1997 David Karger Jim Geelen, Luis Nunes Vicente Anstreicher, Burkard, Nocedal, Vial, Williamson
2000 Bertrand Guenin Kamal Jain, Fabian Chudak Anstreicher, Burkard, den Hertog, Karger, Lee
2003 Tim Roughgarden Pablo Parrilo, Jiming Peng Rainer Burkard (Chair), Thomas McCormick, Jos Sturm and Leslie Trotter
2006 Uday V. Shanbhag Josť Rafael Correa, Dion Gijswijt Thomas McCormick (Chair), Monique Laurent, Jong-Shi Pang, Rüdiger Schultz
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