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SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Best Paper Prize

Established in 2015, the prize is awarded to the author or authors of the most outstanding paper in the field of parallel scientific and engineering computing published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Best Paper Prize (SIAG/SC Best Paper Prize) is awarded every two years to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the selection committee, in the field of parallel scientific and engineering computing published within the four calendar years preceding the award year.


Eligibility Criteria

The qualifying paper must contain significant research contributions in parallel scientific and engineering computing. The paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

For the 2022 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2018 â€“ December 31, 2021. At least one of the authors must be a member of the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing at the time of nomination, and the paper must be nominated by at least two individuals.


Required Materials

  • Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate paper, signed by at least two individuals
  • Bibliographic citation for candidate paper
  • Digital version of the candidate paper (PDF required)

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the 2020 winners, Field Van Zee, Robert van de Geijn, and their 10 co-authors, who were awarded at PP20 in Seattle, Washington. Learn more about their accomplishments.

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About the Award


About the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Best Paper Prize


The SIAG/SC Best Paper Prize includes a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, a representative author will be invited to present a plenary lecture at the conference. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending giving the lecture.

Award Date

The prize will next be awarded in 2022 at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing.


Award Presentation

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing and present the award to the recipient(s). An announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News and the activity group's website.

Prize History



Prize History

Selection Committee

Olaf Schenk (Chair)
Grey Ballard
Laura Grigori
Weifeng Liu
Lois McInnes

Selection Committee

Olaf Schenk (Chair)
Umit Catalyurek
William D. Gropp
Carol Woodward

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