The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has selected Éva Tardos to deliver the Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture for the upcoming ICIAM 2015. She was chosen for her numerous and deep contributions to the fields of combinatorial optimization, discrete algorithms and algorithmic game theory, and her ability to convey the basic ideas and inspire others to pursue them.
The International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics is the most important international event in applied and industrial mathematics, held once every four years. The Olga Taussky-Todd Lectureship is an honor conferred on a "woman who has made outstanding contributions in applied mathematics and/or scientific computation". The lecture is named in tribute to the memory of Olga
Taussky-Todd, whose scientific legacy is in both theoretical and applied mathematics, and whose work exemplifies the qualities to be recognized.