Monique Laurent elected as EUROPT Fellow 2021

Monique Laurent (CWI and Tilburg University) was elected EUROPT Fellow 2021 for being an outstanding researcher in continuous optimization.

Publication date: 05-07-2021

Monique Laurent, researcher and management team member at CWI and a professor at Tilburg University, was recently elected as EUROPT Fellow 2021. EUROPT is the EURO Working Group on Continuous Optimization.

By annually awarding this Fellowship, EUROPT honours outstanding researchers in continuous optimization. The Fellowship is presented at the EUROPT Workshop, where the Fellow presents the EUROPT Fellow Lecture as a plenary talk. This year's workshop will be held on 7-9 July at ENAC - Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile in Toulouse (France).

Monique Laurent is widely acknowledged for her research. In 2018 she was elected as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and in 2019 as a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW). She is also a Fellow of the international Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), for her contributions to this field, in particular in connecting discrete and polynomial optimization, and her contributions to the mathematical community. She is much in demand as a speaker at international conferences. In 2014 she spoke at the International Congress of Mathematicians - the most important conference for mathematicians in the world - and in 2018 she held a plenary lecture at ISMP, the triennial international symposium of the Mathematical Optimization Society, for over a  thousand participants from science and industry. She also opened the World Women in Mathematics event (WM)² in Rio de Janeiro in 2018, uniting female mathematicians from all over the world.

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