Established in 1987, the prize is awarded to the author or authors of the most outstanding paper on a topic in applicable linear algebra published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.
The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Best Paper Prize (SIAG/LA Best Paper Prize) is awarded every three years to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the selection committee, on a topic in applicable linear algebra in the four calendar years preceding the award year.
The qualifying paper must contain significant research contributions to the field of linear algebra, as commonly defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential applications. The paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal in the four calendar years preceding the award year.
For the 2021 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2020.
The SIAG/LA Best Paper Prize will be awarded virtually at LA21.
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The SIAG/LA Best Paper 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.
The prize will next be awarded in 2021 at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra.
The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra will announce the award at SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra and present the award to the recipient(s). An announcement of the award recipient(s) will appear in SIAM News and the activity group's newsletter.
Alison Ramage (Chair)Beatrice MeiniDominique OrbanMichael OvertonRaymond Tuminaro
James G. Nagy (Chair) Mark Embree Misha Kilmer Daniel Kressner Esmond G. Ng
Andreas Frommer (Chair) Zlatko Drmac Steve Kirkland Dianne O'Leary Beresford Parlett
Michele Benzi (Chair) Inderjit Dhillon Peter Lancaster Julio Moro Henk van der Vorst
Anne Greenbaum (Chair) Alan Edelman Roger Horn Richard Lehoucq Andrew J. Wathen
Stephen Vavasis (Chair) Anne Greenbaum Roger Horn Bo Kågström Lloyd N. Trefethen
2000 Olga V. Holtz, Alan Edelman, Erik Elmroth, and Bo Kågström1997 Stanley Eisenstat, Ming Gu, Gerard Sleijpen, and Henk Van Der Vorst1994 Roland Freund, Noel Nachtigal, Anne Greenbaum, and Zdenek Strakos1991 James W. Demmel and William Kahan1988 James W. Demmel
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