The SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics awards the Dénes König Prize every two years to an individual or individuals in their early career for outstanding research contributions in an area of discrete mathematics, as evidenced by a publication in a peer-reviewed journal within the three calendar years prior to the award year.

Discrete mathematics includes combinatorics, graph theory, cryptography, discrete optimization, mathematical programming, coding theory, information theory, game theory, and theoretical computer science.

One key paper must be cited as evidence of the contributions, though a body of papers may be discussed in the nomination. The qualifying key paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date within the three calendar years prior to the award year. Each candidate must be a PhD student or, at the time of the award, be within four calendar years after completing their PhD. The committee may consider exceptions to the four-years-from-PhD rule, for career interruptions or delays occurring, e.g., for child bearing, child rearing, or elder care.

For the 2022 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021. Each candidate must have received their PhD no earlier than 2018.

- Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate(s)
- CV(s) of candidate(s)
- Bibliographic citation for key contributing paper
- Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

The Dénes König Prize includes a $1,000 monetary prize and a certificate containing the citation. If the selected paper has multiple eligible authors, each such author will receive a certificate. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony.

The prize will next be awarded in 2022 at the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics.

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics will announce the award. An announcement of the award recipient(s) will also appear in *SIAM News* and the activity group's newsletter.

Google has kindly donated the funds for the first five awards of the prize.

Blair Sullivan (Chair)

Lenore Cowen

Michel Goemans

Sang-il Oum

Edward Scheinerman

Dorit Hochbaum (Chair)

Jesus De Loera

Alan Frieze

Kazuo Iwama

Alejandro Schaffer

Lenore Cowen (Chair)

Michel Goemans

Daniel Kral

Carla Savage

Joel Spencer

Ryan R. Martin (Chair)

Fan Chung Graham

Bruce Hendrickson

David S. Johnson

Angelika Steger

Karen L. Collins (Chair)

Henry Cohn

Alan M. Frieze

Carla D. Savage

Eva Tardos

Bojan Mohar (Chair)

Noga Alon

William J. Cook

Pavol Hell

Eva Tardos

Lenore J. Cowen (Chair)

Laszlo Lovasz

Alexander Schrijver

Herbert S. Wilf

Peter M. Winkler