The W. David Smith, Jr. Graduate Publication Award was given to Professor Joseph Scott. This award is given by the AIChE Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division to recognize a PhD publication that has had a lasting impact on the field.
The award is typically given to people less than five years after receiving their PhD. It recognizes an individual for published work on the application of computing and systems technology to chemical engineering. The work must have been done by the individual while pursuing graduate or undergraduate studies. It was awarded to Dr. Scott for his paper titled “Generalized McCormick Relaxations” in the Journal of Global Optimization. This paper also won the inaugural Best Paper Award for the Journal of Global Optimization in 2012.