Professor Biegler and former student Andreas Wachter win the 2009 ICS Prize of the INFORMS Computing Society.
The INFORMS Computing Society has announced that Larry Biegler and Andreas Wachter are the winners of the 2009 ICS Prize for the best English language paper or group of related papers dealing with the Operations Research/Computer Science interface. They received the award for their paper On the Implementation of an Interior-Point Filter Line-Search Algorithm for Large-Scale Nonlinear Programming, which was published in Mathematical Programming, Series A in 2006. The ICS Prize will be presented at the 2009 INFORMS Annual Meeting in the ICS Business Meeting. The ICS Prize winners and the ICS Student Paper Award winner will make presentations in a special ICS Prize session.
The ICS Prize is an Annual award for best English language paper or group of related papers on the OR/CS interface. The award is accompanied by a certificate and a $1,000 honorarium. Its goals are: To promote the development of high-quality work advancing the state of the art in operations research/computer science interface; To publicize and reward the contributions of those authors/researchers who have advanced the state of the art; and To increase the visibility of excellent work in the field.