Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Sam Burer, professor of business analytics, received the inaugural Activity Group on Optimization Test of Time Award from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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Sam Burer

He received the award for his co-authored paper “A nonlinear programming algorithm for solving semidefinite programs via low-rank factorization,” published in 2003 in the journal Mathematical Programming Series B, 95, 329-357.

This award recognizes an individual or group of researchers for an outstanding single piece of work that has had significant and sustained influence on the field of optimization over a time period of at least 10 years preceding the year of the award. It is awarded once every 3 years.

Burer’s co-author was Renato Monteiro of Georgia Tech university.