Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2013 EURO Gold Medal Winner in Rome is Professor Panos M. Pardalos!

I was aware that the good news was coming but now that it is official we can all celebrate.

Our dear friend and colleague, Distinguished University Professor Panos M. Pardalos of the University of Florida, has been awarded the 2013 EURO Gold Medal at the Euro INFORMS Conference in Rome, Italy. He was recognized for his sustained contributions to Operations Research and Optimization. Information on the selection committee is here.

Panos has chaired 53 PhD dissertations! He is a gentleman, a scholar, and one of the most creative and productive people I have ever met. He is also one of the kindest.

Just two weeks ago, I was with him in Athens, Greece, at the Network Models in Economics and Finance conference that he co-organized. The photo below is from that conference.

And, on February 17, 2013, he was one of the panelists on the AAAS Dynamics of Disasters Symposium that I organized and which took place on Boston in which ORMS star Dr. Laura McLay also spoke.

Congratulations to Professor Panos M. Pardalos on his receipt of the 2013 EURO Gold Medal -- so well-deserved!