Jesús De Loera Awarded Farkas Prize
Professor of Mathematics Jesús De Loera has received the Farkas Prize, awarded annually to a mid-career researcher in the field of optimization by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Optimization Society.
The award was bestowed in recognition of De Loera’s “pioneering work at the intersection of discrete mathematics, optimization and algebraic geometry,” according to INFORMS. The award also recognizes his successful computational implementation of methods based on complex mathematical theory, and his contributions as a speaker and mentor “whose infectious enthusiasm draws other researchers to work in areas where they might otherwise not dare to venture.”
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