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SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science Early Career Prize

Established in 2015, the prize is awarded to an individual in their early career for research contributions to the field of imaging science.

Next Call for Nominations Opens May 1, 2019

Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Sciences Early Career Prize (SIAG/IS Early Career Prize) is awarded every two years to one individual in their early career, in the field of imaging science, for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the award year.


Eligibility Criteria

The candidate’s work must contain significant research contributions to the field of imaging science. One key paper must be cited as evidence of the contributions, though a body of papers may be discussed in the nomination. The qualifying key paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal in the three calendar years prior to the award year. The candidate must be a graduate student or have obtained their PhD or equivalent degree within the five calendar years prior to the award year.

For the 2020 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019. The candidate must have been awarded their PhD no earlier than 2015.


Required Materials

  • Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate
  • Candidate's CV
  • Bibliographic citation for candidate’s key contributing paper
  • Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

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About the Award


About the SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science Early Career Prize


The SIAG/IS Early Career Prize includes a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a brief plenary talk at the conference. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in giving the talk.

Award Date

The prize will not be awarded in 2018; the next prize will be awarded in 2020 at the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science.


Award Presentation

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Sciences and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science and present the award to the recipient. An announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, and on the activity group's website and newsletter.

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Selection Committee

Peter Kuchment (Chair)
Michael Elad
Donald Geman
Chrysoula Tsogka

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