The Fulkerson Prize for outstanding papers in the area of discrete mathematics is sponsored jointly by the Mathematical Programming Society (MPS) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Up to three awards of US$1500 each are presented at each (triennial) International Symposium of the MPS. Originally, the prizes were paid out of a memorial fund administered by the AMS that was established by friends of the late Delbert Ray Fulkerson to encourage mathematical excellence in the fields of research exemplified by his work.

**1979** Richard M Karp

... for 'On the computational complexity of combinatorial problems',

Networks5(1975), 45-68.

**1979** Kenneth Appel and Wolfgang Haken

... for 'Every planar map is four colorable, Part I: Discharging',

Illinois Journal of Mathematics21(1977), 429-490.

**1979** Paul D Seymour

... for 'The matroids with the max-flow min-cut property',

Journal of Combinatorial TheorySeries B23(1977), 189-222.

**1982** D B Judin and A S Nemirovskii

... for 'Informational complexity and effective methods of solution for convex extremal problems',

Ekonomika i Matematicheskie Metody12(1976), 357-369.

**1982** L G Khachiyan

... for 'A polynomial algorithm in linear programming',

Akademiia Nauk SSSR. Doklady244(1979), 1093-1096.

**1982** G P Egorychev

... for 'The solution of van der Waerden's problem for permanents',

Akademiia Nauk SSSR. Doklady258(1981), 1041-1044.

**1982** D I Falikman

... for 'A proof of the van der Waerden conjecture on the permanent of a doubly stochastic matrix',

Matematicheskie Zametki29(1981), 931-938.

**1982** M Grötschel, L Lovasz and A Schrijver

... for 'The ellipsoid method and its consequences in combinatorial optimization',

Combinatorica1(1981), 169-197.

**1985** Jozsef Beck

... for 'Roth's estimate of the discrepancy of integer sequences is nearly sharp',

Combinatorica1(4),319-325, (1981).

**1985** H. W. Lenstra, Jr.

... for 'Integer programming with a fixed number of variables',

Mathematics of Operations Research8(4), 538-548, (1983).

**1985** Eugene M. Luks

... for 'Isomorphism of graphs of bounded valence can be tested in polynomial time',

Journal of Computer and System Sciences25(1), 42-65, (1982).

**1988** Eva Tardos

... for 'A strongly polynomial minimum cost circulation algorithm',

Combinatorica5(1985), pp. 247-256.

**1988** Narendra Karmarkar

... for 'A new polynomial-time algorithm for linear programming',

Combinatorica4(1984), pp. 373-395.

**1991** Martin Dyer, Alan Frieze, and Ravi Kannan

... for 'A random polynomial time algorithm for approximating the volume of convex bodies',

Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery38/1(1991) 1-17.

**1991** Alfred Lehman

... for 'The width-length inequality and degenerate projective planes', W Cook and P D Seymour (eds.), Polyhedral Combinatorics, DIMACS Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, volume 1, (American Mathematical Society, 1990) 101-105.

**1991** Nikolai E Mnev

... for 'The universality theorems on the classification problem of configuration varieties and convex polytope varieties', O Ya Viro (ed.),

Topology and Geometry-Rohlin Seminar, Lecture Notes in Mathematics1346(Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988) 527-544.

**1994** Louis Billera

... for 'Homology of smooth splines: Generic triangulations and a conjecture of Strang',

Transactions of the AMS310(1988) 325-340.

**1994** Gil Kalai

... for 'Upper bounds for the diameter and height of graphs of the convex polyhedra',

Discrete and Computational Geometry8(1992) 363-372.

**1994** Neil Robertson, Paul D Seymour, and Robin Thomas

... for 'Hadwiger's conjecture for K6; free graphs',

Combinatorica13(1993) 279-361.

**1997** Jeong Han Kim

... for 'The Ramsey Number

R(3,t) Has Order of Magnitudet^{2}/logt',Random Structures and Algorithms7, (3) 1995, 173-207.

**2000** Michel X Goemans and David P. Williamson

... for 'Improved approximation algorithms for the maximum cut and satisfiability probelsm using semi-definite programming',

Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery42(1995), no. 6, 1115-1145.

**2000** Michele Conforti, Gerard Cornuejols, and M. R. Rao

... for 'Decomposition of balanced matrices',

Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B,77(1999), no. 2, 292-406.

**2003** J. F. Geelen, A. M. H. Gerards, and A. Kapoor

... for 'The Excluded Minors for

GF(4)-Representable Matroids',Journal of Combinatorial TheorySeries B,79(2000), no. 2, 247-299.

**2003** Bertrand Guenin

... for 'A characterization of weakly bipartite graphs',

Journal of Combinatorial TheorySeries B,83(2001), no. 1, 112-168.

**2003** Satoru Iwata, Lisa Fleischer, and Satoru Fujishige

... for 'A combinatorial strongly polynomial algorithm for minimizing submodular functions',

Journal of the ACM48, July 2001, no. 4, 761-777.

**2003** Alexander Schrijver

... for 'A combinatorial algorithm minimizing submodular functions in strongly polynomial time',

Journal of Combinatorial TheorySeries B80(2000), no. 2, 346-355.

**2006** Manindra Agrawal, Neeraj Kayal and Nitin Saxena

... for 'PRIMES is in P',

Annals of Mathematics160, issue 2, 2004, 781-793

**2006** Mark Jerrum, Alistair Sinclair and Eric Vigoda

... for 'A polynomial-time approximation algorithm for the permanent of a matrix with nonnegative entries',

J. ACM51, Issue 4, 2004, 671-697.

**2006** Neil Robertson and Paul D Seymour

... for 'Graph Minors. XX. Wagner's conjecture',

Journal of Combinatorial TheorySeries B92(2) 2004, 325-357.

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