Guanghui Lan

Guanghui Lan

Past Awards

Frederick W. Lanchester Prize: Winner(s)
2023 - Winner(s)

For Dr. Vohra 

Professor Vohra’s contributions are of fundamental importance in unlocking the deep ties between operations research and economics. In the cited work, he uses optimization methods to solve a range of market design problems that are of interest to theory and to applications of management science. His methodological breakthroughs, using linear programming and network optimization, yield important findings in several important settings, including stable matchings and mechanism design. Furthermore, Professor Vohra’s writing is an outstanding example of clarity and excellence of the exposition.



For Dr. Lan

Professor Lan’s influential book presents a collection of research findings that have both advanced optimization theory and introduced practical algorithms that have made a significant impact across the machine learning community. This book encapsulates foundational research that forms the optimization bedrock of deep learning, resonating not only within operations research but across various machine learning disciplines, making it an indispensable guide for both researchers and practitioners.

INFORMS Computing Society Prize: Winner(s)

Junior Faculty Forum Paper Competition: First Place
Winning material: Stochastic First- and Zeroth-order Methods for Nonconvex Stochastic Programming

George Nicholson Student Paper Competition: Second Place
Winning material: "Efficient Methods for Stochastic Composite Optimization"
ICS Student Paper Award : First Place
Winning material: Efficient Methods for Stochastic Composite Optimization