Established in 2010, the prize is awarded to the author or authors of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the selection committee, on mathematical and computational aspects of imaging.
The SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Sciences Best Paper Prize (SIAG/IS Best Paper Prize) is awarded every two years to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper on mathematical and computational aspects of imaging published within the four calendar years preceding the year prior to the award year.
The term “imaging” can be broadly interpreted to include image formation, inverse problems in imaging, image processing, image analysis, image interpretation and understanding, computer graphics, and visualization.
The qualifying paper must contain significant research contributions in the field of imaging. The paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal, with a publication date in the four calendar years preceding the year prior to the award year.
For the 2026 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2022– December 31, 2025.
The prize will next be awarded at the 2024 SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS24) in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
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The SIAG/IS Best Paper Prize includes a certificate containing the award citation. If the paper has multiple co-authors, each will receive a certificate. At least one of the awardees is invited to attend the ceremony and to present the paper as a plenary lecture at the meeting. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in giving the lecture.
The prize will next be awarded in 2024 at the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science.
The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science will present the award at the conference. An announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, and on the activity group's website and newsletter.
Hongkai Zhao (Chair)Jeff FesslerKui RenXue Cheng TaiChrysoula Tsogka
Hongkai Zhao (Chair)Rick ChartrandRon KimmelJin SeoRebecca Willett
Gitta Kutyniok (Chair) Julianne Chung Omar Ghattas Carola-Bibiane Schoenlieb Stefan Wild
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Chrysoula Tsogka (Chair) Donald Geman Stanley Osher
Naoki Saito (Chair) Liliana Borcea Peyman Milanfar Gunther Uhlmann Michael Unser
Selim Esedoglu (Chair) Eric Miller Fadil Santosa Otmar Scherzer Luminita Vese
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