ISyE Professor Alexander (Alex) Shapiro is the recipient of the prestigious Khachiyan Prize for outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of optimization by an individual or team for his life-time achievements in the field of optimization. This prize is awarded annually by the 2013 INFORMS Optimization Society Prize winners. The award winners will give a presentation in a special session sponsored by the Optimization Society during the INFORMS annual meeting in Minneapolis, MN in October 2013.
His citation read “Alexander Shapiro has been one of the most prolific scholars in the field of Operations Research, contributing significantly to nonlinear analysis (specifically sensitivity and optimality), and to stochastic programming, where his work on complexity analysis and risk-averse decision making has been highly influential.”
His current research interests are focused on stochastic programming, risk analysis; stimulations based optimization, nondifferentiable optimization and nonsmooth analysis, sensitivity analysis and optimization of queuing networks, sensitivity analysis of nonlinear programs, multivariate statistical analysis. Dr. Shapiro serves on an editorial board of a number of professional journals. He was an Area editor (optimization) of the operations Research journal and currently is the Editor-In-Chief of the Mathematical Programming, Series A, journal. In 2004, Dr. Shapiro joined the list of ISI Highly Cited Researchers.
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