School of Mathematics

Postgraduate is runner up in paper award competition

Martin Takác, a PhD student in Operational Research and Optimization, was successful in the INFORMS Computing Society Student Paper Award Competition. As the sole runner-up, he won the 2nd prize with the paper Iteration Complexity of Randomized Block-Coordinate Descent Methods for Minimizing a Composite Function, co-authored with Peter Richtarik. INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science, and business analytics.