The James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software includes a $3,000 monetary award and a certificate. At least one of the awardees is expected to attend the award ceremony and to deliver a lecture at the conference. SIAM will reimburse the speaker for reasonable travel expenses incurred in giving the talk.
Dr. James H. Wilkinson spent most of his working life at the National Physical Laboratory and regularly visited Argonne National Laboratory and the Numerical Algorithms Group. In honor of his outstanding contributions to the field of numerical software, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL; Argonne, IL), the National Physical Laboratory (NPL; Teddington, Middlesex, England), and the Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd (NAG; Oxford, England) established the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software and sponsored the award every four years at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) beginning with the 1991 award. By agreement among ANL, NPL, NAG, and SIAM, the prize will be administered by SIAM starting with the 2019 award.
The prize will next be awarded in 2023 at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering.
The prize will be presented by the Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAG/CSE). The announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.
The prize fund was established by generous donations in 2015 by Argonne National Laboratory, the National Physical Laboratory, and the Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd.