SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science Early Career Prize

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SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science Early Career Prize

Established in 2015, the prize is awarded to an individual in their early career for research contributions to the field of imaging science.

Next Call for Nominations Opens: May 1, 2025

Prize Description

Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Sciences Early Career Prize (SIAG/IS Early Career Prize) is awarded every two years to one individual in their early career, in the field of imaging science, for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the award year.

Eligibility Criteria

The recipient's work must be a distinguished research contribution to imaging science, with significant publications within the three calendar years prior to the year of the award. The recipient must be a graduate student or have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent degree within the five calendar years prior to the year of the award. The committee may consider exceptions to the five-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 paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2025. The candidate must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2021.

Required Materials

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

Prize Information

Prize Details

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Selection Committee

Selection Committee


Hongkai Zhao
Duke University


Jeff Fessler
University of Michigan
Kui Ren
Columbia University
Xue Cheng Tai
Hong Kong Baptist University
Chrysoula Tsogka
University of Crete

About the Award

About the SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science Early Career Prize

The SIAG/IS Early Career Prize includes a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a brief plenary talk at the conference. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in giving the talk.

Award Date

The prize will next be awarded in 2026 at the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science.

Award Presentation

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Sciences and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science and present the award to the recipient. An announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, and on the activity group's website and newsletter.

Prize History

Prize History

Selection Committee

Hongkai Zhao (Chair)
Rick Chartrand
Ron Kimmel
Jin Seo
Rebecca Willett

Selection Committee

Gitta Kutyniok (Chair)
Julianne Chung
Omar Ghattas
Carola-Bibiane Schoenlieb
Stefan Wild

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Selection Committee

Peter Kuchment (Chair)
Michael Elad
Donald Geman
Chrysoula Tsogka


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