Established in 2021, the prize is awarded to an outstanding early career researcher in the Mathematics of Data Science, for distinguished contributions to the field in the six calendar years prior to the year of the award.
The SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Early Career Prize (SIAG/DATA Early Career Prize) is awarded every two years to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of Data Science for distinguished contributions to the field in the six calendar years prior to the award year.
The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions to the Mathematical, Statistical and Computational foundations of Data Science within six (6) years of receiving the Ph.D. or equivalent degree as of January 1 of the year of the award. At least one of the papers containing this work must be published. in English in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceedings. The committee may consider exceptions to the six-year rule, for career interruptions or delays occurring, e.g., for childbearing, child rearing, or elder care. The award can be received only once in a lifetime.
For the 2026 award, the candidate must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2020, and no later than the nomination deadline.
The prize will next be awarded at the 2024 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS24) in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
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The SIAG/DATA Early Career Prize will consist of a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a presentation 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.
The prize will next be awarded at the 2024 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science.
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.
David Bindel (Chair)Bubacarr BahAmr El-BakryTamara G. KoldaBoaz Nadler
Gitta Kutyniok (Chair)Jeremy KepnerKarl MeerbergenHouman OwhadiDefeng Sun
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