NAS Held Prize: Call for nominations

From chair of the committee, Dan Spielman:
Nominations are now being accepted for the National Academy of Sciences’ 2023 Michael and Sheila Held Prize. The Held Prize honors outstanding, innovative, creative, and influential research in the areas of combinatorial and discrete optimization, or related parts of computer science, such as the design and analysis of algorithms and complexity theory. This $100,000 prize is intended to recognize recent work (defined as published within the last eight years). Additional information, including past recipients, eligibility requirements, and more, can be found at http://www.nasonline.org/held 

All nominations must be submitted online. Unless otherwise stated, the following materials must be submitted: 

  1. A letter from the nominator describing the candidate’s work and why he or she should be selected for the award. No more than three (3) pages.
  2. Curriculum vitaeNo more than two (2) pages (similar to CVs included with NSF proposals).
  3. Bibliography listing no more than twelve (12) of the nominee’s most significant publications.
  4. Suggested citation. A 50-word summary stating why the nominee should be considered for this award. (Citation
    examples)
  5. Two letters of supportSupport letters must be written by individuals from institutions outside both the
    nominator’s and the nominee’s institution. Up to three letters of support are accepted.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, October 3, 2022. Please help spread the word that the nomination process is underway.