Mr. Lewen Zheng, a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Dohyun Ahn, won the INFORMS-Sim Best Student Paper Award at the 2023 Winter Simulation Conference, held from December 10 to 13, 2023, in San Antonio, TX, USA. The awarded paper is titled “Conditional Importance Sampling for Convex Rare-Event Sets.”
The INFORMS Simulation Society (INFORMS-Sim) sponsors the Winter Simulation Conference PhD Colloquium for PhD students within two years of graduation and awards a Best Student Paper prize among those students making a presentation at both the PhD colloquium and a regular track of the conference.
Prof. WONG Kam Fai receives the Saint Francis Prize in Techno-Humanities (2024) organized by Caritas Institute of Higher Education. Prof. Wong is selected for the Prize in the area of Language for his outstanding contribution in Natural Language Processing (NLP), promotion of Asian NLP research, and popularization of science in Hong Kong. More information about the prize can be found in the attached document.
Professor Anthony Man-Cho So, together with Dr. Shixiang Chen (former SEEM PhD student), Professor Shiqian Ma (former SEEM academic staff), and Professor Tong Zhang received the SIAM Review SIGEST Award for their paper
Proximal Gradient Method for Nonsmooth Optimization over the Stiefel Manifold. SIAM Journal on Optimization 30(1):210-239, 2020.
The paper was recommended by members of the SIAM Journal on Optimization editorial board and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, and was selected by the SIAM Review team for the importance and impact of its contributions.
About the award:
In each issue of SIAM Review, which is the flagship journal of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the SIGEST section contains an outstanding paper of general interest that has previously appeared in one of SIAM’s specialized research journals; the issues rotate through the journals. A paper from SIAM Journal on Optimization is chosen for the SIGEST award once every three to four years. The purpose of SIGEST is to make the 10,000+ readers of SIAM Review aware of exceptional papers published in SIAM’s specialized journals.