Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

Principal Guideline

The Ralph E. Kleinman prize is awarded 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. The value of the work will be measured by the quality of the mathematics and its impact on the application. Each prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.

Prize Committee

The prize committee will consist of five distinguished members selected from the applied mathematics community. The SIAM President will appoint new committee members after consultation with the existing committee and the SIAM Vice President-at-Large.

Tenure
Committee members will serve two-year terms, half of those appointments renewable each two years (two retire after the first year of award and are replaced, three after the next award, and continuing in this cycle).

Rules of Operation
The committee will receive nominations and make its decision on a consensus basis. The committee may make its own nominations. The Vice President will appoint one of the committee members as chair, who will coordinate the decision process and report the result back to the Vice President. The committee may elect not to give out an award in a particular year, due to a lack of outstanding nominations.

Selection Procedures

Eligibility
The prize may be awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets the general guideline of the award.

Nominations
Nominations are sought seven months prior to the awarding of the prize. Nominations will be solicited in SIAM publications and various relevant electronic newsletters.

Nominations will include a letter of nomination and supporting materials to include a curriculum vitae.

Description of the Award

The prize will consist of a certificate, a cash award of approximately $5000 (with adjustments depending on the income of the prize fund) plus travel expenses to the SIAM meeting. The prize will be administered by SIAM and awarded every two years at the SIAM Annual Meeting.

Prize Fund Record

Initial funds for this prize were contributed by family and friends of Ralph Kleinman.

Prize History

Instituted in 1998, The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize was awarded as follows:

The next award of the prize will be made at ICIAM 2015.

Selection Committee

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

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