Garcia, Nemirovski to Receive American Mathematical Society Prizes

Posted on 12/5/18 in News

Stephan Ramon Garcia

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) prizes and awards will be presented at the Joint Mathematics Meeting on January 17, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Included in this year’s recipients are two IPAM affiliates, Stephan Ramon Garcia and Arkadi Nemirovski.

Garcia, W.M. Keck Distinguished Service Professor and Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College, is the first ever recipient of the AMS Mary P. Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research.  He received this honor for “his outstanding record of research in operator theory, complex analysis, matrix theory, and number theory, for high quality scholarship with a diverse set of undergraduates, and for his service to the profession” (AMS Website).  Garcia, a newly elected Fellow of AMS, was a participant in IPAM’s 2018 spring long program, Quantitative Linear Algebra, and in both the 2015 and 2018 Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conferences.

Nemirovski, the John P. Hunter, Jr. Chair and professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, is one of two recipients of the 2019 Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics. This award is presented jointly by AMS and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Nemirovski was selected for, “his fundamental contributions to high-dimensional optimization and for his discovery of key phenomena in the theory of signal estimation and recovery” (AMS Website). He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences and was an organizer of and speaker in IPAM’s 2010 program, Modern Trends in Optimization and its Application.