*HAPPENING VIRTUALLY: ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA21)*

# Special Events

## Awards

#### Best Student Paper Award

Papers eligible for the Best Student Paper award should indicate their eligibility at the time of submission. There is a box provided for this purpose on the submission server. Note that any paper whose authors are all full-time students at the time of submission is eligible for the award.

**Minimizing Convex Functions with Integral Minimizers **

Haotian Jiang

#### Best Paper Award

The program committee may designate up to three papers accepted to the conference as SODA Best Papers. Submissions authored by PC members are not eligible for this award. Every other submission is automatically eligible for this award.

**Solving Sparse Linear Systems Faster than Matrix Multiplication **

Richard Peng, Santosh Vempala