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SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering

SIAM awards the prize with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for outstanding contributions to the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the solution of science and engineering problems.

Next Call for Nominations Opens: March 1, 2024

Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering is awarded every two years by SIAM and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in the area of computational science to one individual or a group of individuals in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the solution of science and engineering problems.


Eligibility Criteria

The prize may be awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets the general guideline of the prize description. The qualifying contribution(s) must be publicly available and may belong to any aspect of computational science in its broadest sense.


Required Materials

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

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The SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering will next be awarded at CSE23.

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Prize Details

Prize Details

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Selection Committee

Selection Committee

Chair

Robert Schnabel
University of Colorado Boulder

Members

Xiao-Chuan Cai
University of Macau
Ulrike M. Yang
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

About the Award


About the SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering


The award includes a monetary prize and a certificate. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the meeting.

Award Date

The prize will next be awarded at the 2023 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering.


Award Presentation

The award will be presented at a major conference of SIAM or the ACM by the president of SIAM or ACM. The announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, the SIAM website and appropriate electronic media.


Award Fund

The prize fund was established from charitable funds transferred from the SIAM Institute for the Advancement of Scientific Computing to SIAM for the purpose of endowing the prize fund.

Prize History



Prize History

Citation

The 2023 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering is awarded to the SUNDIALS core development team for innovative research and development of nonlinear and differential/algebraic equation solvers for high-performance computing that provides unique, critical capabilities in the scientific software ecosystem.

Selection Committee

Robert Schnabel (Chair)
Xiao-Chuan Cai
Ulrike Meier Yang

Citation

The 2021 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering is awarded to George Karniadakis for advancing spectral elements, reduced-order modeling, uncertainty quantification, dissipative particle dynamics, fractional PDEs, and scientific machine learning, while pushing applications to extreme computational scales and mentoring many leaders.

Selection Committee

David Keyes (Chair)
Lois McInnes
Robert Schnabel

Citation

The 2019 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering is awarded to Jack Dongarra for his key role in the development of software and software standards, software repositories, performance and benchmarking software, and in community efforts to prepare for the challenges of exascale computing, especially in adapting linear algebra infrastructure to emerging architectures.

Selection Committee

Linda Petzold (Chair)
Geoffrey Fox
David E. Keyes

Citation

The 2017 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering is awarded to Thomas J.R. Hughes for pioneering finite element methods to solve PDEs that are used world-wide in engineering design and simulation, and science.

Selection Committee

James Demmel (Chair)
Nick Gould
Linda Petzold

Selection Committee

Carol S. Woodward (Chair)
James W. Demmel
Volker H. Schulz

Selection Committee

Christopher R. Johnson (Chair)
Chandu Thekkath
Carol S. Woodward

Selection Committee

Richard J. Hanson (Chair)
Christopher R. Johnson
Barbara Wohlmuth

Selection Committee

Mary Fanett Wheeler (Chair)
Richard J. Hanson
James M. Hyman

Selection Committee

John B. Bell (Chair)
Anthony Ralston
Mary Fanett Wheeler

2005 Achl Brandt

Selection Committee

Wayne H. Enright (Chair)
John B. Bell
Steve McCormick


2003 John B. Bell and Phillip Colella

Selection Committee

Linda R. Petzold (Chair)
Wayne H. Enright
David S. Wehrly

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