Prof. Robert Fourer Wins Best Paper Award

Robert Fourer and his former postdoc Dominique Orban received the 2010 best paper award from the journal Computational Management Science for their paper "DrAmpl: a meta solver for optimization problem analysis," which appeared in Volume 7, Number 4, pp. 437-463.

The award citation reads, “Optimization problems modeled in the AMPL modeling language may be examined by a set of tools found in the AMPL Solver Library. DrAmpl, developed by the authors, is a meta solver which, by use of the AMPL Solver Library, dissects such optimization problems, obtains statistics on their data, is able to symbolically prove or numerically disprove convexity of the functions involved and provides aid in the decision for an appropriate solver. A similar tool could be developed for other algebraic modeling languages.”