Best Paper Awards 2018

Winner announcement date (expired): 31 March 2020
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Dear Authors,

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Mathematics Best Paper Award. Six research articles were selected by the journal award committee according to their originality and significance as well as citation and download rates in 2019 (Web of Science). Each nomination was examined by the committee members, who expressed their preferences as a ranking from which the winners of the 2018 Mathematics Best Paper Award were determined.

The award recipients will each receive a certificate and an offer to publish a paper free of charge in Mathematics, subject to the normal peer review procedure. Each paper will additionally receive a bonus based on the award class. The winners are as follows:

First Award (one research paper), 500 CHF
Numerical Solution of Fractional Differential Equations: A Survey and a Software Tutorial
Author: Roberto Garrappa, Italy
Mathematics 2018, 6(2), 16;
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Second Award (two research papers), 300 CHF each
Numerical Solution of Multiterm Fractional Differential Equations Using the Matrix Mittag–Leffler Functions
Author: Marina Popolizio, Italy
Mathematics 2018, 6(1), 7;
Available online:

Data Driven Economic Model Predictive Control
Authors: Prashant Mhaskar, Canada and Masoud Kheradmandi, Canada
Mathematics 2018, 6(4), 51;
Available online:

Third Award (three research papers), 100 CHF each
Computation of Probability Associated with Anderson–Darling Statistic
Authors: Lorentz Jäntschi, Romania and Sorana D. Bolboacă, Romania
Mathematics 2018, 6(6), 88;
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Approximate Dynamic Programming Based Control of Proppant Concentration in Hydraulic Fracturing
Authors: Harwinder Singh Sidhu, USA, Prashanth Siddhamshetty, USA and Joseph S. Kwon, USA
Mathematics 2018, 6(8), 132;
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Recurrent Neural Network-Based Model Predictive Control for Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Authors: Wee Chin Wong, Singapore, Ewan Chee, Singapore, Jiali Li, Singapore and Xiaonan Wang, Singapore
Mathematics 2018, 6(11), 242;
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We congratulate the authors and thank them for selecting Mathematics to publish their work.

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