Selected Honors and Awards:

  • Featured Review on the book “Variational Analysis and Applications,” SIAM Review 62 (2020)

  • Dedication of the special issue of Optimization, Nonsmooth and Variational Analysis 69 (2020), Nos. 7-8,

  • Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, Wayne State University, 2019

  • Dedication of the special issue of Pure and Applied Functional Analysis on Control, Optimization and Variational Analysis, Vol. 4 (2019), Nos. 1 and 2

  • Certificate of Appreciation, Georg Cantor Society, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, 2018

  • Dedication of the special issue of Revista Investigacion Operacional on Variational Analysis and Optimization, Vol. 39, 2018

  • Certificate of Appreciation, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 2018

  • Dedication of International Workshop on Variational Analysis and Related Topics, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2018

  • Invited Lecture Course, International Research Training Group, Munich-Graz, 2018

  • Dedication of International Conference on Variational Analysis and Nonsmooth Optimization, Halle, Germany, 2018

  • Dedication of the Special Session on Nonsmooth Optimization and Applications of the AMS Western Sectional Meeting, Portland, OR, 2018

  • The Fisk Distinguished Lecture Award, University of Wyoming, 2018

  • Corresponding Member, Accademia Peloritana deii, Italy, elected in 2016

  • Dedication of the special issue of Applicable Analysis on Variational Analysis, Optimization and Optimal Control, 94 (2015), No. 1

  • Recognition in the list of 10 top papers in Optimization for 2014, Taylor & Francis

  • Special Lecture Series Award, Center for Mathematical Research at the Technion, Haifa, Israel, 2014

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 2014

  • Dedication of the International Workshop on Variational Analysis and Approximation Theory, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2014

  • Dedication of the special issue of Vietnam J. Mathematics  42 (2014), No. 4

  • Editor Award for the best paper, Kybernetika, 2014

  • Highly Cited Researcher, Thompson Reuters, 2013

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2013

  • Fellow of the Inaugural Class, American Mathematical Society, named in 2012

  • Chair of the International Working Group on Generalized Convexity and Monotonicity for 2012-2015

  • Honorary Professor, Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China, 2012

  • Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, named in 2011

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Messina, Italy, 2011

  • Dedication of the International Workshop on Variational Analysis in Optimization and Equilibria, Messina, Italy, June 2011

  • Advisory Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University, China, 2011

  • Two among eight most cited papers in Mathematical Programming for 2009-2010

  • Dedication of the book Variational Analysis and Generalized Differentiation with Applications to Optimization and Control, Springer Series on Optimization and Applications, Vol. 47, Springer, New York, 2010

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Alicante University, Alicante, Spain, 2009

  • Distinguished Lecture Award, Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences and University of Victoria, Canada, September 2009

  • Dedication of the special issue on Variational Analysis and Optimization, Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 13, No. 6A, 2009

  • Dedication of the special issue on Mathematical Control Theory of the International Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 2009

  • Distinguished University Professor, Wayne State University, named in 2008

  • Distinguished Lecture Award, The University of Texas-Pan American, 2008

  • Honorary Medal of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists, Czech Republic, 2008

  • Dedication of the special issue of Set-Valued Analysis on Variational Analysis and Generalized Differentiation, 16, No. 2-3, 2008

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Vasile Goldis University, Romania, 2008

  • Dedication of the special clusters on Variational Analysis and Generalized Differentiation and on on Mathematical Control Theory, International Conference Controlo2008, Vila Real, Portugal, July 2008

  • Dedication (among others) of the International Conference “50 Years of Optimal Control,” Bedlewo, Poland, September 2008

  • Dedication of the special clusters on Variational Analysis and Applications and Midwest Optimization Seminar at the AMS Fall Central Meeting, Kalamazoo, Michigan, October 2008

  • Dedication of the International Symposium on Variational Analysis and Optimization, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 2008

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, 2007

  • Certificate of Significant Contribution, Georgian National Science Foundation, 2007

  • Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, Wayne State University, 2007

  • Distinguished Award in Operational Research, Indian National Science Academy, 2007

  • Best Paper Award,Czech Republic Academy of Sciences, 2007

  • Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, Wayne State University, 2006

  • Certificate of Highest Merit, International University, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam, 2006

  • Lifetime Scholar of the Academy of Scholars, Wayne State University, elected in 2004

  • Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, Wayne State University, 2004

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Wayne State University, 2004

  • Best Paper Award, Czech Republic Academy of Sciences, 2003

  • Distinguished Faculty Fellowship, Wayne State University, 1999

  • Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, Wayne State University, 1998

  • Career Development Chair Award, Wayne State University, 1992