SOM new hire, Lutz Warnke, wins the 2016 Dénes König Prize

March 31, 2016 | Atlanta, GA

Lutz Warnke, who is soon joining the School of Mathematics faculty, is receiving the 2016 Dénes König Prize. This award is awarded biennially by the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics (SIAG/DM) to an early career researcher or early career researchers for outstanding research, as determined by the prize committee. Awards are given for research in an area of discrete mathematics, based on a publication by the candidate(s) in a peer-reviewed journal published in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award.

Lutz is being recognized for his contribution to the study of random graph processes and phase transitions. His impressive contributions include joint papers with (his advisor) Oliver Riordan.


  • The Evolution of Subcritical Achlioptas Processes, Random Structures and Algorithms 47 (2015)
  • Explosive Percolation Is Continuous, Science 333 (2011), 322-324.

Lutz Warnke will given this prize during the biennial SIAM Conference on Discrete Math, which happens to be at GSU in Atlanta this year, June 6-10, 2016.