“Panos Pardalos” Best Student Award
“Panos Pardalos” Best Student Award is an award that is given to the student who participates and presents his/her work to ESCC Conference as a recognition of excellence in one of ESCC’s topics.
During ESCC Conference all the participants rate the students’ work and presentations and the one with the highest rate is nominated as the best student.
This major award was given to a student for the first time in 2019.
But, who is Panos Pardalos???
Panos M. Pardalos serves as a distinguished professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Florida. Additionally, he is the Paul and Heidi Brown Preeminent Professor of industrial and systems engineering. Dr. Pardalos obtained a PhD degree from the University of Minnesota in Computer and Information Sciences. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton University, DIMACS Center, Institute of Mathematics and Applications, FIELDS Institute, AT&T Labs Research, Trier University, Linkoping Institute of Technology, and Universities in Greece. He has received numerous awards including, University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award, Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Doctors (Spain), Foreign Member Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of the Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts (Russia), and Honorary Member of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Pardalos received the degrees of Honorary Doctor from Lobachevski University (Russia) and the V.M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics (Ukraine), he is a fellow of AAAS, a fellow of INFORMS, and in 2001 he was awarded the Greek National Award and Gold Medal for Operations Research. Dr. Pardalos is a world-leading expert in global and combinatorial optimization. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Optimization Letters, and Computational Management Science. In addition, he is the managing editor of several book series and a member of the editorial board of several international journals. He is the author and the editor of several books. He has written numerous articles and developed several well-known software packages. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation and other government organizations. His recent research interests include network design problems, optimization in telecommunications, e-commerce, data mining, biomedical applications, and massive computing. Dr. Pardalos has been an invited lecturer at many universities and research institutes around the world. He has also organized several international conferences.
Dr. Pardalos has been cited in more than 53900 articles (Source: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4e_KEdUAAAAJ&hl=en)
The winner of “Panos Pardalos” Best Student Award 2022 is Mr. Antonios Fragkogios from University of Thessaly.
His work is entitled “Solving the Non-Linear Waste Water Treatment Network Design Problem by Benders Decomposition”.
The winners of “Panos Pardalos” Best Student Award 2021 having the same scores are:
1) Mr. Jaroslav Pluskal from Brno University of Technology.
His work is entitled “Design of Transport Infrastructure with Respect to the Specific Features of Case Studies”.
2) Mr. Georgios Spiliotopoulos from University of Thessaly.
His work is entitled “Assessment of Wave Energy Solutions to Complement into a Hybrid System of a Floating Offshore Wind Energy Farm in the Aegean Sea”.
The winners of “Panos Pardalos” Best Student Award 2020 having the same scores are:
1) Mr. Panagiotis Karafotis from National Technical University of Athens.
His work is entitled “A Multi-Objective Optimization Model for Reliability-Based Network Reconfiguration”.
2) Mr. Jaroslav Pluskal from Brno University of Technology.
His work is entitled “Circular Economy in Waste Management: Network Flow Problem and Recycling Dilemma”.
3) Mr. Izzet Alp Gul from Istanbul Technical University.
His work is entitled “RES Investment Risks: Assessment Using System Dynamics Approach”.
The winner of “Panos Pardalos” Best Student Award 2019 is Ms. Jingxuan Xu from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Her work is entitled “Research on the production of LNG and liquid hydrogen from industrial by-products containing hydrogen and methane”.