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SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Early Career Prize

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.

Next Call for Nominations Opens: May 1, 2023

Prize Description


Prize Description

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.


Eligibility Criteria

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 PhD 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 2024 award, the candidate must have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2018, and no later than the nomination deadline.


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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Congratulations to the 2022 recipient, Weijie Su! Learn more about his accomplishments. 

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About the Award


About the SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Early Career Prize


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.

Award Date

The prize will next 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

Gitta Kutyniok (Chair)
Jeremy Kepner
Karl Meerbergen
Houman Owhadi
Defeng Sun

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