Dr. Arkadi Nemirovski, the John P. Hunter, Jr. Chair Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, will be honored with the 2023 WLA Prize along with Professor Yurii Nesterov, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scientific Researcher, at the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium in recognition of their remarkable contributions to the field of Computer Science or Mathematics.  

This recognition is a result of their ground-breaking "for their seminal work in convex optimization theory, including the theory of self-concordant functions and interior-point methods, a complexity theory of optimization, accelerated gradient methods, and methodological advances in robust optimization."  

The World Laureates Association (WLA) bestows this international academic prize, which was established in 2021. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on the 6th of November in Shanghai and is dedicated to fostering advancements in the fields of technology and science, specifically in “Computer Science or Mathematics” and “Life Science or Medicine”.  

Generously sponsored by HongShan, the WLA prize aims to recognize researchers and technocrats who have made significant strides in their research objectives and aim to improve the quality of life through their work in technology. Recipients of the prize are awarded a sum of RMB 10 million, which is distributed equally among all the laureates.  

Dr. Nemirovski’s research interest centers on Optimization Theory and Algorithms. Renowned for his expertise in creating highly efficient algorithms, Dr. Nemirovski aims to explore the intricate complexities of nonlinear convex programs. Some other fields of scholarly pursuits include nonparametric statistics and optimization in engineering.  

Throughout his career, Dr. Nemirovski has been adorned with several distinguished accolades and honors. His work with convex optimization earned him the Fulkerson Prize in 1982. Some other notable awards include the Dantzig Prize in 1991 and the John von Neumann Theory Prize in 2003.  

Dr. Nemirovski is a distinguished member of several scientific institutions and academies including the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S), and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). 

Associated with ISyE since 2005, Dr. Nemirovski is driven by his unwavering desire to propel his research forward and continues to make substantial contributions in the field of continuous optimization and non-parametric statistics. His impactful research and academic endeavors at the ISyE serve as an inspirational beacon for budding academicians in their pursuit of excellence. 

Arkadi Nemirovski

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