## Prizes, Awards and Lectures Sponsored by SIAM

#### Capsule descriptions of prizes listed above

**Major Prizes and Special Lectures include:**

**The John von Neumann Lecture**

The John von Neumann Lecture, SIAM’s flagship lecture, was established in 1959 and is awarded for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and for the effective communication of these ideas to the community. The prize is awarded and the lecture given each year at the SIAM Annual Meeting.

- Julian Cole Lectureship

The Julian Cole Lectureship, established in 2000, is awarded every four years for an outstanding contribution to the mathematical characterization and solution of a challenging problem in the physical or biological sciences, or in engineering, or for the development of mathematical methods for the solution of such problems. The prize is awarded and the lecture given at the SIAM Annual Meeting. - Germund Dahlquist Prize

The Germund Dahlquist Prize, established in 1995, is awarded every two years for original contributions to fields associated with Germund Dahlquist, especially the numerical solution of differential equations and numerical methods for scientific computing. As part of the award, the recipient is requested to give a lecture at the meeting where the prize is awarded. - Richard C. DiPrima Prize

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize, established in 1986, is awarded every two years to an early career researcher who has done outstanding research in applied mathematics and who has completed his/her doctoral dissertation and completed all other requirements for his/her doctorate during the period running from three years prior to the award date to one year prior to the award date. Selection is based on the candidates’ dissertations. - SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the
Profession

The SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession, established in 1985, is awarded annually to an applied mathematician who has made distinguished contributions to the furtherance of applied mathematics on the national level. - Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize, established in 1998, is awarded every two years to one individual for outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. Work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly appropriate. - SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes

Since 1999, SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes are awarded annually to the authors of three outstanding papers published in SIAM journals in the preceding three calendar years. The prize selection committee seeks papers that exhibit originality—for example, papers that bring a fresh look at an existing field or that open up new areas of applied mathematics. The committee is urged to give special consideration to junior authors. - George Pólya Prize in Combinatorics

The George Pólya Prize in Combinatorics, originally established in 1969, is awarded every four years for a notable application of combinatorial theory. The prize is broadly intended to recognize specific recent work. - George Pólya Prize in Mathematics

The George Pólya Prize in Mathematics, originally established in 1992, is awarded every four years for a notable contribution in mathematics such as approximation theory, complex analysis, number theory, orthogonal polynomials, probability theory, or mathematical discovery and learning. The prize is broadly intended to recognize specific recent work. - George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition

The George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition, established in 2013, is awarded every two years to an outstanding expositor of the mathematical sciences. The prize may be given for a specific work or for the cumulative impact of multiple expository works that communicate mathematics effectively. The nature of the work may range from popular accounts of mathematics and mathematical discovery to pedagogy to systematic organization of mathematical knowledge . - W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in
Mathematics

The W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. Each prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or a collection of such achievements. As part of the award, the recipient is requested to give a lecture at the meeting where the prize is awarded. - Theodore von Kármán
Prize

The Theodore von Kármán Prize, established in 1968, is awarded every five years for a notable application of mathematics to mechanics and/or the engineering sciences made during the five to ten years preceding the award. The award may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements. As part of the award, the recipient is requested to give a lecture at the meeting where the prize is awarded. - James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical
Analysis and Scientific Computing

The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, established in 1979, is awarded every four years for research in, or other contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing during the six years preceding the award. The purpose of the prize is to stimulate junior contributors and to help them in their careers. - James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical
Software

The James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software, established in 1991 and administered by SIAM since 2015, is awarded every four years for innovative software in scientific computing. The prize is awarded to the authors of an outstanding piece of numerical software, or to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to an existing piece of numerical software. The prize is intended to encourage researchers in the earlier stages of their career.

**Public Lectures:**

- I.E. Block Community Lecture

The I.E. Block Community Lecture is named in honor of the co-founder and former Managing Director of SIAM, I. Edward Block, to recognize his contributions to the growth of SIAM and to perpetuate his vision. The Lecture, presented each year at the SIAM Annual Meeting, is open to the public and is intended to encourage public appreciation of the excitement and vitality of science. - Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture

This lecture on a mathematical topic accessible to the broader community is given each year at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. It is through the generosity and inspiration of Gerald and Judith Porter that MAA, AMS, and SIAM offer this series of annual lectures.

**Major Prizes include the following prizes for students:**

- Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding
Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (co-sponsored with
AMS and MAA)

The Morgan Prize was established in 1995 and is awarded annually to an undergraduate student (or students having submitted joint work) for outstanding research in mathematics. It is entirely endowed by a gift from Mrs. Frank (Brennie) Morgan. Any student who is an undergraduate in a college or university in Canada, Mexico, the United States or its possessions is eligible to be considered for the prize. The award is made jointly by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). http://www.ams.org/prizes/morgan-prize.html. - SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling

The SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), established in 1988, is awarded to two of the teams judged "Outstanding" in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), administered annually by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP). One winning team is chosen for each of the two problems (continuous and discrete) posed in the MCM. - SIAM Student Paper Prize

The SIAM Student Paper Prizes are awarded every year to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper. The purpose of the Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or computing. - SIAM Student Travel Awards

SIAM offers travel support for students through SIAM Student Travel Awards. The awards are made from the SIAM Student Travel Fund, created in 1991 and maintained through book royalties donated by generous SIAM authors and by donations from SIAM members. The awards for selected conferences are also supported by donations from industry. Any full-time student in good standing is eligible to receive an award plus gratis meeting registration.

**Major Prizes include the following prizes co-sponsored with other societies:**

- George David Birkhoff Prize (with AMS)

The George David Birkhoff Prize, established in 1967, is awarded jointly by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for an outstanding contribution to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense. For further information, visit http://www.ams.org/prizes/birkhoff-prize.html. - SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science
and Engineering (with ACM)

The SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering, established in 2002, is awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in the area of computational science in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the solution of science and engineering problems. This prize is awarded at the biennial SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering. - George B. Dantzig Prize (with MOS)

The George B. Dantzig Prize, established in 1979, is awarded jointly by the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The prize is awarded for original research, which by its originality, breadth and scope, is having a major impact on the field of mathematical optimization. The prize is awarded every three years. - Peter Henrici Prize (with ETHZ)

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded jointly by Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule-Zürich (ETHZ) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The prize is awarded for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing. The prize is intended to recognize broad and extended contributions to these subjects, more than a single outstanding work. It is awarded at the quadrennial ICIAM Congress. - JPBM Communications Award (with AMS, ASA, and MAA)

The JPBM Communications Award was established by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) in 1988 to reward and encourage communicators who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to non-mathematical audiences. Both mathematicians and non-mathematicians are eligible. This prize is awarded annually at the Joint Mathematics Meeting. - The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

This lecture is given annually at the SIAM Annual Meeting and is intended to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics. The Lectureship is awarded jointly by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and SIAM to anyone in the scientific and engineering community whose work highlights the achievements of women in applied and computational mathematics. - Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization (with MOS)

The Lagrange Prize, established in 2002, is awarded jointly by the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The prize is awarded for outstanding works in the area of continuous optimization. Judging of works is based primarily on their mathematical quality, significance, and originality. For further information, visit http://www.mathprog.org/?nav=lagrange - Pioneer Prize (with ICIAM)

The Pioneer Prize, first awarded in 1999, was established for pioneering work introducing applied mathematical methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem area or a new scientific field of applications. For further information, visit http://www.iciam.org/council/council_tf.html - Norbert Wiener Prize (with AMS)

The Norbert Wiener Prize, established in 1967, is awarded jointly by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for an outstanding contribution to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense. For further information, visit http://www.ams.org/prizes/wiener-prize.html.

**SIAM Activity Group (SIAG) Prizes are awarded at the SIAG Conferences:**

- SIAG/Algebraic Geometry Early Career Prize

The SIAG/Algebraic Geometry (SI(AG)^{2}) Early Career Prize, established in 2016, is awarded to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of algebraic geometry and its applications, for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award. - SIAG/Analysis of Partial Differential Equations Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (SIAG/APDE) Prize, established in 2005, is awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the prize committee, on a topic in Partial Differential Equations published in English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date within the four calendar years prior to the year of the award. - SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize

The SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize, established in 2016, is awarded to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of CSE for distinguished contributions to the field within seven (7) years of receiving the PhD or equivalent degree as of January 1 of the year of the award. The work must be a significant research contribution to the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the solution of science and engineering problems. The award recognizes an individual for contributions that are outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting. - SIAG/Control and Systems Theory Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) Prize, established in 1997, is awarded every two years to a junior researcher for outstanding research contributions, as determined by the prize committee, to mathematical control or systems theory. The contributions must be contained in a paper or papers published in English in peer-reviewed journals bearing a publication date within the three calendar years preceding the year of the award. - SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize

The SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize was established by the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) and the*SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization*(SICON) in 2007. The prize is awarded every two years to the author(s) of the two most outstanding papers, as determined by the prize committee, published in SICON in the two calendar years before the year of the award. The papers must make significant research contributions to the field of control and systems theory. Both papers may be from the same year. - SIAG/DM Dénes König Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics (SIAG/DM) Dénes König Prize 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 calendar years prior to the year of the award. The prize is named in honor of Dénes König (1884-1944), a Hungarian mathematician and early pioneer of discrete mathematics, whose influence over the field is still being felt. - SIAG/DS J.D. Crawford Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) J. D. Crawford Prize, established in 2000, is awarded biennially to one individual for recent outstanding work on a topic in dynamical systems and nonlinear science, as evidenced by a publication in English in a peer-reviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding the year of the award. The term "nonlinear science" is used in the spirit of the SIAG/DS meetings; specifically it includes dynamical systems theory and its applications as well as experiments and computations/simulations. This prize honors the memory of John David Crawford (1954-1998), who made fundamental contributions on collisionless plasmas and pattern formation, particularly in the Faraday surface wave experiment. - SIAG/DS Jürgen Moser Lecture

The SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) Jürgen Moser Lecture, established in 2000, is awarded biennially to a person who has made distinguished contributions to nonlinear science. The term "nonlinear science" is used in the spirit of the SIAG/DS meetings; specifically it includes dynamical systems theory and its applications as well as experiments and computations/simulations. The prize honors Jürgen Moser (1928-1999), one of the world's leading mathematicians who helped develop influential theories in celestial mechanics and dynamical systems theory and is renowned for his work on the Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser (KAM) theory. - SIAG/DS Red Sock Award

The Red Sock Award is awarded by the SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems for the best poster presentation in dynamical systems by a student or postdoc at the biennial SIAM Conference on Dynamical Systems. Four winning posters are selected at the conference. - SIAG/FME Conference Paper Prize

The SIAG/FME awards their Conference Paper Prize based on the delivery of papers already accepted for conference participation and submitted for this prize. Up to six finalists, students or postdocs, will be selected to present their papers, and, from these, up to two presenting authors will be awarded at the conference. - SIAG/FME Early Career Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (SIAG/FME) Early Career Prize, established in 2010, is awarded to an early career researcher in the field of financial mathematics for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award. - SIAG/Geosciences Career Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences (SIAG/GS) Career Prize, established in 2008, is awarded every two years to an outstanding senior researcher who has made broad and distinguished contributions to the field of geosciences. - SIAG/Geosciences Early Career Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences (SIAG/GS) Early Career Prize, established in 2008, is awarded every two years to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of geosciences 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 bearing a publication date within the three calendar years prior to the year of the award. - SIAG/IS Early Career Prize

The SIAG/IS Early Career Prize, established in 2015, is awarded to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of imaging science for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award. - SIAG/Imaging Science Best Paper Prize

The SIAG on Imaging Science (SIAG/IS) Best Paper Prize, established in 2010, is awarded biennially to the authors of the best paper, as determined by the prize committee, on mathematical and computational aspects of imaging, broadly interpreted. The paper must be published in English, in a peer reviewed journal, with a publication date in the four calendar years preceding the year prior to the year of the SIAG/IS meeting. - SIAG/Linear Algebra Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA) Prize, established in 1987, is awarded every three years to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the prize committee, on a topic in applicable linear algebra published in English in a peer-reviewed journal within the three calendar years preceding the year of the award. - SIAG/LS Early Career Prize

The SIAG/LS Early Career Prize, established in 2016, is awarded to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of mathematics applied to the life sciences, for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award. - SIAG/NWCS Martin Kruskal Lecture

The SIAM Activity Group on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structure (SIAG/NWCS) Martin Kruskal Lecture, established in 2011, is awarded every two years for a notable body of mathematics and contributions in the field of nonlinear waves and coherent structures, where this research area is interpreted as being in the spirit of the SIAG/NWCS meetings. The prize honors Martin David Kruskal (1925-2006) for his fundamental contributions in many areas of mathematics and science, including his single most celebrated contribution, the discovery and theory of solitons. - SIAG/NWCS T. Brooke Benjamin Prize in Nonlinear Waves

The T. Brooke Benjamin Prize in Nonlinear Waves is awarded every two years to a mid-career established researcher for recent outstanding work on a topic in nonlinear waves, as evidenced by a body of work with at least one significant publication in English in a peer-reviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding the year of the award. The term ‘nonlinear waves’ is broadly interpreted in the spirit of the SIAG/NWCS conferences. - SIAG/Optimization Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Optimization (SIAG/OPT) Prize, established in 1992, is awarded every three years to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the prize committee, on a topic in optimization published in English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date within the four calendar years preceding the year of the award. - SIAG/OPSF Gábor Szegö Prize

The SIAG/OPSF Gábor Szegö Prize, established in 2010, is awarded biennially to an early-career researcher for outstanding research contributions in the area of orthogonal polynomials and special functions. The contributions must be contained in a paper or papers published in English in peer-reviewed journals. - SIAG/SC Best Paper Prize

The SIAG/SC Best Paper Prize, established in 2015, is awarded biennially to the authors of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the prize committee, in the field of parallel scientific and engineering computing. The paper must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal with a publication date in the four calendar years preceding the year of the award.

- SIAG/SC Career Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) Career Prize, established in 2009, is awarded every two years to an outstanding senior researcher who has made broad and distinguished contributions to the field of algorithms research and development for parallel scientific and engineering computing. - SIAG/SC Early Career Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) Early Career Prize, established in 2009, is awarded every two years 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. - SIAG/UQ Early Career Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification (SIAG/UQ) Early Career Prize, established in 2016, is awarded every two years to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of uncertainty quantification for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award.