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Professor Zhigljavsky awarded the Constantin Caratheodory Prize in France

24 July 2019

Professor Zhigljavsky awarded the Constantin Caratheodory Prize in France.

Professor Anatoly Zhigljavsky receives the 2019 Constantin Caratheodory Prize for his outstanding work and significant contributions in the field of global optimisation.

Professor Zhigljavsky of the School of Mathematics was honoured to receive the prestigious Constantin Caratheodory Prize at the sixth World Congress on Global Optimisation in Metz, France on July 8-10.

The award is given bi-annually by the International Society of Global Optimisation to an individual or a group for “fundamental contributions to theory, algorithms, and applications of global optimisation.”

Named after mathematician Constantin Caratheodory, the award recognises outstanding work that reflects contributions that have stood the test of time. The criteria include scientific excellence, innovation, significance, depth and impact.

Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, also received the prize this year.

Professor Zhigljavsky began his work at Cardiff University in 1997 and is one of the longest-serving academics in the School of Mathematics and Chair of Statistics.

His impressive research achievements include authoring four monographs on stochastic global optimization and six on time series analysis, optimal experimental design and dynamical systems; authoring almost two hundred research papers in refereed journals; organising several major conferences on applied statistics, time series analysis, experimental design and global optimization; and dedicating more than thirty years to applied market research and consumer behaviour projects with companies including Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline and the Nielsen Company. Professor Zhigljavsky is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Global Optimization and Statistics and its Interface.

At the award ceremony, Zhigljavsky delivered a plenary lecture discussing his latest research in Stochastic Global Optimization.

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