The celebration of the winners of the 2015 COIN-OR Cup was held on Monday evening at the Field House bar on Filbert Street.
This year’s winners are the developers of JuMP. The citation reads:
The winners of the 2015 COIN-OR Cup are Iain Dunning, Joey Huchette and Miles Lubin, developers of JuMP. JuMP is an open-source optimization modeling language for the emerging Julia programming language, and allows users to express a wide range of continuous and mixed optimization problems in a
high-level, algebraic syntax. JuMP is one of the few open-source modeling languages to implement automatic differentiation. Via a set of convenient interfaces, JuMP makes it easy for users to call COIN-OR solvers such as Clp, Cbc, and Ipopt, as well as other open-source solvers.
The committee found that JuMP significantly simplifies the development of optimization models and software by eliminating the need for commercial modeling environments and by providing state-of-the-art reverse-mode automatic differentiation.
Congratulations to the winners! They each receive a tacky Philadelphia souvenir cup filled with COIN-OR special chocolate coins. You can get the coins for yourself by stopping by the COIN-OR boot in the exhibit hall. Grab a handful–we’ve got plenty!