Call for Nominations

SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics Dénes König Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics (SIAG/DM) will award the Denes Konig Prize at the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM16), to be held June 6-10, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

The prize, established in 2007, is awarded biennially to a junior researcher or junior researchers for outstanding research, as determined by the prize committee, in an area of discrete mathematics, based on a publication by the candidate(s) in a peer-reviewed journal published in the three (3) calendar years prior to the year of the award.

The term "discrete mathematics" is used in the spirit of the SIAG/DM website, and includes combinatorics, graph theory, cryptography, discrete optimization, mathematical programming, coding theory, information theory, game theory, and theoretical computer science.


The paper by the candidate(s) must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date within the three (3) calendar years prior to the year of the award. For the 2016 award, the eligibility period is January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2015. Each candidate must be a PhD student or, at the time of the award, be within four years after completing a PhD.

Description of the Award

Each awardee will receive a plaque. There will be a cash award of $1,000, which will be shared if there are multiple recipients. At least one of the awardees is expected to attend the award ceremony and to present the paper at the conference. Travel funds will be made available to reimburse one recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony.


Nominations should be sent to by November 1, 2015.  Attach a letter of nomination describing the candidate’s contributions and citing at least one paper (as described under Eligibility).  Nominations should include a CV of the candidate and letters of support from two or three experts (but not more than three).  Letters should be addressed as below.

Professor Lenore Cowen, Chair
Dénes König Prize Committee
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 ext. 303

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are:

Click here to see a list of selection committee members by year.

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