The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture
Prize SpecificationsPrincipal Guidelines
This lecture is to be given annually at the SIAM Annual Meeting. The lecture is intended to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics.
The Selection Committee consists of two members of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and two members of SIAM, appointed by the presidents of these organizations. One member of the committee will be named chair of the committee, with AWM and SIAM selecting the chair in alternate years. The committee will be formed one year in advance of the date the lecture is given. The committee's term is completed when the lecturer for that year is selected.
The lectureship may be awarded to anyone in the scientific or engineering community whose work highlights the achievements of women in applied and computational mathematics.
The committee may solicit nominations from members of the scientific community. Nominations will be collected by the AWM office and are due about 10 months before the date of the lecture.
The committee should complete the choice of the lecturer at least eight months before the date of the meeting. The SIAM Council and the AWM Executive Committee will be notified of the final selection. The committee's report must be accompanied by a written justification and a citation of about 100 words that can be read when the speaker is introduced.
Description of the Award
The award, consisting of a citation signed by the AWM president and the SIAM president, will be presented jointly by the presidents at the SIAM Annual Meeting.
Announcements of the award shall be placed in the AWM Newsletter and SIAM News.
Reasonable travel expenses for the lecturer to the award ceremony will be shared by AWM and SIAM. In addition, the registration fee for the meeting will be waived for the lecturer.
- 2003 Linda R. Petzold
- 2004 Joyce R. McLaughlin
- 2005 Ingrid Daubechies
- 2006 Irene Fonseca
- 2007 Lai-Sang Young at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems
- 2008 Dianne O’Leary (A Noisy Adiabatic Theorem: Wilkinson Meets Schrodinger's Cat)
- 2009 Andrea Bertozzi (Swarming by Nature and by Design)
- 2010 Suzanne Lenhart (Mixing It Up: Discrete and Continuous Optimal Control for Biological Models)
- 2011 Susanne C. Brenner
- 2012 Barbara Lee Keyfitz (The Role of Characteristics in Conservation Laws)
- 2013 Margaret Cheney
- 2014 Irene M. Gamba (The Evolution of Complex Interactions in Non-Linear Kinetic Systems)
- 2015 Linda J. S. Allen
The next award will be made in 2016.