Douglass J. Wilde

Douglass J. Wilde

Past Awards

Frederick W. Lanchester Prize: Winner(s)

Douglass J. Wilde and Charles S. Beightler, Foundations of Optimization, Prentice-Hall, Inc. This book is recommended because of the marked degree with which it meets the following two of the stated criteria for judging prize-worthiness:

  • The degree of unification or simplification of existing OR theories or methods that it achieves.
  • Expository clarity and excellence.

This book, for the first time, presents in one volume the wide range of optimization techniques that have been proposed in the literature, together with an extensive and valuable bibliography. The writing is lucid and meticulous, and the exposition and format are very good. The volume fills a real void in the expository literature.