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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Richard A. Tapia

Title: University Professor, Maxfield and Oshman Professorship in Engineering
Affiliation:   Rice University
    Dept of Computational and Applied Mathematics
    6100 Main Street
    Houston, Texas 77005
Gender:   Male
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Award Discipline:   Mathematics and Computer Science
Award Year:   2010
Citation:   "For his pioneering and fundamental contributions in optimization theory and numerical analysis and for his dedication and sustained efforts in fostering diversity and excellence in mathematics and science education."
    Presented by President Barack H. Obama in the East Room of the White House on Friday, October 21, 2011.


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