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SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Best Paper Prize

Established in 1987, the prize is awarded to the author or authors of the most outstanding paper on a topic in applicable linear algebra published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

Next Call for Nominations Opens May 1, 2019

Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Best Paper Prize (SIAG/LA Best Paper Prize) is awarded every three years to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the selection committee, on a topic in applicable linear algebra in the four calendar years preceding the award year.


Eligibility Criteria

The qualifying paper must contain significant research contributions to the field of linear algebra, as commonly defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential applications. The paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal in the four calendar years preceding the award year.

For the 2021 award, the candidate must have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2015, and no later than the nomination deadline.


Required Materials

  • Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate
  • Bibliographic citation for candidate paper
  • Digital version of the candidate paper (PDF required)

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About the Award


About the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Best Paper Prize


The SIAG/LA Best Paper 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 next be awarded in June 2021 at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra.


Award Presentation

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra will announce the award at SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra and present the award to the recipient(s). An announcement of the award recipient(s) will appear in SIAM News and the activity group's newsletter.

Prize History



Prize History

Selection Committee

Alison Ramage (Chair)
Beatrice Meini
Dominique Orban
Michael Overton
Raymond Tuminaro

Selection Committee

James G. Nagy (Chair)
Mark Embree
Misha Kilmer
Daniel Kressner
Esmond G. Ng

Selection Committee

Andreas Frommer (Chair)
Zlatko Drmac
Steve Kirkland
Dianne O'Leary
Beresford Parlett

Selection Committee

Andreas Frommer (Chair)
Zlatko Drmac
Steve Kirkland
Dianne O'Leary
Beresford Parlett

Selection Committee

Michele Benzi (Chair)
Inderjit Dhillon
Peter Lancaster
Julio Moro
Henk van der Vorst

Selection Committee

Anne Greenbaum (Chair)
Alan Edelman
Roger Horn
Richard Lehoucq
Andrew J. Wathen

Selection Committee

Stephen Vavasis (Chair)
Anne Greenbaum
Roger Horn
Bo Kågström
Lloyd N. Trefethen

2000 Olga V. Holtz, Alan Edelman, Erik Elmroth, and Bo Kågström
1997 Stanley Eisenstat, Ming Gu, Gerard Sleijpen, and Henk Van Der Vorst
1994 Roland Freund, Noel Nachtigal, Anne Greenbaum, and Zdenek Strakos
1991 James W. Demmel and William Kahan
1988 James W. Demmel

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