SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Career Prize
 

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SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Career Prize

Established in 2021, the prize is awarded to an outstanding senior researcher who has made broad and influential contributions to the Mathematical, Statistical or Computational foundations of Data Science. The prize recognizes a research career in the Mathematics of Data Science at the highest level of achievement.

Next Call for Nominations Opens: May 1, 2025

Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Career Prize (SIAG/DATA Career Prize) is awarded every two years to an outstanding senior researcher who has made broad and influential contributions to the Mathematical, Statistical or Computational foundations of Data Science. The prize recognizes a research career in the Mathematics of Data Science at the highest level of achievement.


Eligibility Criteria

The award may be given to any individual scientist who has held a Ph.D. or equivalent degree for at least fifteen (15) years. The award can be received only once in a lifetime.

For the 2026 award, the candidate must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than 2011.


Required Materials

  • Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate
  • CV of the candidate
  • Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

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The award will be presented at the 2024 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS24) in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


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Selection Committee

Selection Committee

Chair

David Bindel
Cornell University

Members

Bubacarr Bah
Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropica
Amr El-Bakry
Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
Tamara G. Kolda
MathSci.ai
Boaz Nadler
Weizmann Institute of Science

About the Award


About the SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Career Prize


The SIAG/DATA Career Prize will consist of a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a plenary lecture at the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science. SIAM will make travel funds available to reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the talk.

Award Date

The prize will first be awarded at the 2024 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science.

Award Presentation:

The SIAG/DATA Chair and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science and present the award to the recipient. An announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, on the SIAG website, and in the SIAG Newsletter.

Prize History



Prize History

Selection Committee

David Bindel (Chair)
Bubacarr Bah
Amr El-Bakry
Tamara G. Kolda
Boaz Nadler

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