Recognition

2015 Elected EUROPT Fellow July 2015
2014 Paul and Heidi Brown Preeminent Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering
2013 Constantin Carathéodory Prize, (July 2013).
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 Elizabeth Wood Dunlevie Honors Term Professor for 2013-2014, University of Florida.
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.

2008 University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship.

2007 Senior Fulbright Specialist Award (June 2007)

2007 UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award.

2006 Fellow of the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

2005 Honorary Member of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.

2005 Degree of Honorary Doctor, N.I. Lobachevski State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia.

2004 Fellow of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).

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 Professional and Academic Titles in 2002, Handbook of Applied Optimization, Honorable Mention, Association of American Publishers.

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 Greek National Award and Gold Medal for Operations Research

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

1998 Foreign Associate Member “Reial Academia de Doctors”, Spain. Pictures of Jordi Pujol, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, presenting the award: Picture 1 | Picture 2 | Picture 3

1998 University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship.

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