The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Richard A. Tapia
University Professor, Maxfield and Oshman Professorship in Engineering
Dept of Computational and Applied Mathematics
6100 Main Street
Mathematics and Computer Science
"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.