2013 EURO Gold Medal (EGM) (July 1 2013). The acceptance talk can be found here.
2013 Honorary Professor of Anhui University of Sciences and Technology, China (July 2013).
2013 Medal (in recognition of broad contributions in science and engineering) of the University of Catania, Italy.
2012 Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, Wilfrid Laurier University
2010 President, International Society of Global Optimization.
2009 University of Florida International Educator Award.
2009 “Roberto D. Galvão Prize” best paper award (“A hybrid genetic algorithm for road congestion minimization,” in the XLI Symposium of the Brazilian Operational Research Society, Porto Seguro, Brazil, September 2009) .
2008 Degree of Honorary Doctor, V.M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
2007 Senior Fulbright Specialist Award (June 2007)
2005 Honorary Member of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.
2005 Degree of Honorary Doctor, N.I. Lobachevski State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia.
2004 The William Pierskalla best paper award for research excellence in health care management science,
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
2003 Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
2003 Outstanding Faculty Award, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida
2002 Outstanding Faculty Award, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida
2001 Outstanding Faculty Award, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida
2000 Foreign Member “Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts”, Russia
1999 Outstanding Faculty Award, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida
1999 Foreign Member “Lithuanian Academy of Sciences”
1994 Obermann Faculty Fellowship, University of Iowa Center for Advanced Studies
1991 IBM Achievement Award
1984 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
1983 Excellent Performance in Ph.D. Qualifying Exam
Awarded by the Computer Science Department for excellent performance in the Written Preliminary Qualifying Exam for the Ph.D. program.
1972–77 Fellowships awarded by the Greek Government