Jesus De Loera’s work includes over 100 papers and books and spans Combinatorics, Convex Geometry, Algorithms & Combinatorial Optimization. He received an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2004 and the 2010 INFORMS Computing Society Prize. He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society since 2014 and in 2019 he became a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. In 2020 he won the Farkas Prize from the INFORMS optimization society.
For his mentoring and teaching he received the 2013 Chancellor’s award for mentoring undergraduate research, and in 2017 the Mathematical Association of America Golden Section Award. He has supervised twelve Ph.D students, and over 50 undergraduates research projects. He is currently an associate editor for SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics’ and SIAM Journal of Applied Algebra and Geometry, as well as for the Boletin de la Sociedad Matematica Mexicana. One of his life passions is to promote Mathematics for all. He has been speaker at the National Mathematics Festival.