Call for Nominations

SIAG/Supercomputing Junior Scientist Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing will award the SIAG/SC Junior Scientist Prize at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing and Scientific Computing (PP14) to be held February 18-21, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.

The prize is awarded biennially to an outstanding junior researcher in the field of algorithms research and development for parallel scientific and engineering computing, for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award.


At least one of the papers containing this work must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceedings bearing a publication date within the three calendar years prior to the year of the award.  For the 2014 award, this paper must bear a publication date from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2013.  Moreover, either the recipient must be a graduate student or the paper's publication date must be no more than three calendar years later than the year in which the author received the PhD or equivalent degree.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the citation.  As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to present a plenary talk at the conference.  Travel funds will be made available to reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving this talk.


Nominations should be sent to by September 15, 2013.  Attach a letter of nomination, describing the contributions and citing at least one paper (as described under Eligibility).  Nominations should also include a CV of the candidate and letters of support from two or three (but no more than three) experts.  Letters should be addressed as below:

Dr. Ali Pinar, Chair
SIAG/Supercomputing Prize Committee
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

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

Selection Committee

The list of selection committee members will be posted when it becomes available.

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