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Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

Established in 1998 in memory of Ralph E. Kleinman, the prize recognizes contributions that bridge the gap between high-level mathematics and engineering problems. The award is based on the quality and impact of the mathematics.

Nomination Deadline: October 15, 2022

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Prize Description


Prize Description

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded every two years to one individual for outstanding research or other contributions that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. Work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly appropriate.


Eligibility Criteria

The prize may be awarded for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.


Required Materials

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

Call for Nominations

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is now accepting nominations.

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Prize Details

Prize Details

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Selection Committee

Selection Committee

Chair

Alejandro Aceves
Southern Methodist University

Members

Todd Arbogast
University of Texas at Austin
Qiang Du
Columbia University
Boyce Griffith
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Joerg Schroeder
Uni Duisburg Essen

About the Award


About the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize


The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize includes a $5,000 monetary prize and a certificate. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony.

Award Date

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize will next be awarded in 2023.


Award Presentation

The prize will be presented by the SIAM President at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon. The announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.


Award Fund

The initial funds for this prize were contributed by family and friends of Ralph E. Kleinman.

Prize History



Prize History

Citation

The 2021 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to Thomas J.R. Hughes for his influential and profound contributions to computational science and engineering and their impact on engineering design and simulation, while creating entirely new fields of mathematical research.

Selection Committee

Deborah Lockhart (Chair)
Alejandro Aceves
Boyce Griffith
Anette Hosoi
Chris Kees

Citation

The 2019 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to Andrea L. Bertozzi for her groundbreaking research in partial differential equations, image processing, numerical analysis, scientificcomputing, mathematical data science, and the application of mathematics to problems in the physical, life, and social sciences.

Selection Committee

Russell Luke (Chair)
Bart De Moor
George Em Karniadakis
W. R. B. Lionheart
Chrysoula Tsogka

Citation

The 2017 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to Emmanuel Candès for fundamental breakthroughs in information theory, signal processing, imaging, computational harmonic analysis, and their applications to daily life problems in engineering and in physical and biomedical sciences.

Selection Committee

George Karniadakis (Chair)
D. Russell Luke
Chrysoula Tsogka
Karen Willcox

Citation

The 2015 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to George Em Karniadakis for his many outstanding contributions to Applied Mathematics in a broad range of areas, including computational fluid dynamics, spectral methods and stochastic modeling.

Selection Committee

Gunther Uhlmann (Chair)
Richard J. Braun
Weinan E
Geoffrey B. McFadden
Karen Willcox

Citation

The 2013 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to Anna C. Gilbert for her creative and deep contributions to the mathematics of signal processing, data analysis and communications. Her bold and interdisciplinary work combines techniques from computer science, harmonic analysis and probability in the best traditions of the Kleinman Prize.

Selection Committee

Peter Monk (Chair)
Weinan E
Richard Lehoucq
Geoffrey B. McFadden
Gunther Uhlmann

Selection Committee

Peter Monk (Chair)
Margaret Cheney
Thomas Y. Hou
Richard Lehoucq
Graeme Milton

Selection Committee

Graeme Milton (Chair)
Margaret Cheney
Michael Miksis
Michael Miksis
Rosemary Renaut
William Symes

Selection Committee

Gregory A. Kriegsmann (Chair)
Max Gunzburger
Ioannis Kevrekidis
Michael Miksis
Rosemary Renaut

Selection Committee

William W. Symes (Chair)
Martin Grötschel
Max Gunzburger
Gregory A. Kriegsmann
Paul Van Dooren

2003 Graeme W. Milton

Selection Committee

M. Gregory Forest (Chair)
Mark Levi
Mary Silber
Harry Swinney


2001 William W. Symes

Selection Committee

Michael Vogelius (Chair)
Douglas Arnold
Robert V. Kohn
Nicholas J. Higham
Jean-Claude Nedelec
Ivar Stakgold


1999 Robert V. Kohn

Selection Committee

Michael Vogelius (Chair)
George Papanicolaou
Ivar Stakgold

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