iSoGO Prizes

The Constantin Caratheodory Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization is awarded bi-annually to an individual (or a group) for fundamental contributions to theory, algorithms, and applications of global optimization. The Prize named after mathematician Constantin Caratheodory is awarded for outstanding work that reflects contributions that have stood the test of time. The criteria include scientific excellence, innovation, significance, depth, and impact. The winner will receive an award of $2,000, and a certificate. The Constantin Caratheodory Prize was established by the International Society of Global Optimization in 2011, and was first awarded at the Second World Congress on Global Optimization, held in Chania, Greece during July 3-7, 2011.

2017 Award
Antanas Zhilinskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Mauricio Resende, Amazon Research, USA

2015 Award
Christodoulos A. Floudas, the University of Texas A&M
Ignacio E. Grossmann, Carnegie Mellon University,
Nikolaos Sahinidis, Carnegie Mellon University,

2013 Award (Sponsored by Anhui University of Science and Technology)
Panos Pardalos,  University of Florida, USA

2011 Award (Sponsored by University of Florida)
Hoang Tuy, Institute of Mathematics of the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology,


The Young Researcher Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization is granted to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance.  The award aims to inspire early stage researchers  (received their PhD degrees within five years) to incorporate theory, algorithms, and applications of global optimization into their PhD thesis and research.

2013 Award (Sponsored by Izmir University of Ecnomics, Turkey )
Dr. Vittorio Latorre, Sapienza University of Rome, in recognition his excellent work on application of the canonical duality theory for solving challenging problems in neural network optimization and affine quasi-variational inequalities (jointly with Simone Sagratella).


The iSoGO Student Paper Prize is awarded to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the WCGO. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the student’s contribution to the submitted paper. The purpose of the Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in global optimization.

2013 Award (Sponsored by Collaborative Research Network (CRN) grant from Australian Government)
Mr Yi Chen, University of Ballarat, for his paper entitled “Global Solutions to Large-Scale Spherical Constrained Quadratic Minimization via Canonical Dual Approach”.