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SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Early Career Prize

Established in 2017, the prize is awarded every three years to a post-PhD early career researcher for recent research contributions in the field of applicable linear algebra.

Next Call for Nominations Opens: May 1, 2026

Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Early Career Prize (SIAG/LA Early Career Prize) is awarded every three years to one post-PhD early career researcher in the field of applicable linear algebra for outstanding contributions to the field within six years of receiving the Ph.D. or equivalent degree as of January 1 of the award year.


Eligibility Criteria

The candidate’s work must be a significant research contribution to applicable linear algebra. The qualifying contribution(s) for which the award is made must be publicly available and may belong to any aspect of applicable linear algebra. The candidate must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than six years prior to January 1 of the award year and no later than the nomination date. The committee may consider exceptions to the six years-from Ph.D. rule, for career interruptions or delays occurring, e.g., for child bearing, child rearing, or elder care. Current graduate students are not eligible for this award.

For the 2027 award, the candidate must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2021 and no later than the nomination deadline.


Required Materials

  • Nominator's letter of recommendation for candidate
  • Candidate's CV
  • Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the 2024 recipient, John C. Urschel! Learn more about his accomplishments.

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About the Award


About the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Early Career Prize


The SIAG/LA 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 2027 at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra.


Award Presentation

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra 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

Melina Freitag (Chair)
Haim Avron
Xiaoye Li
Karl Meerbergen
Volker Mehrmann

Selection Committee

Valeria Simoncini (Chair)
Howard Elman
Laura Grigori
Ilse Ipsen
Lars Ruthotto

Selection Committee

James Nagy (Chair)
Matthias Bolten
Heike Fassbender
Jennifer A. Scott
Jianlin Xia

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