Established in 1979 in honor of James H. Wilkinson, the prize is awarded to an individual in their early career for recent contributions to numerical analysis and scientific computing.
The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing is awarded every four years to one individual for research in, or other contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing during the six years preceding the award year. The purpose of the prize is to stimulate early career contributors and to help them in their careers.
The candidate must have no more than 12 years (full time equivalent) of involvement in mathematics since receiving their PhD at the award date, allowing for breaks in continuity. The prize committee can make exceptions, if in their opinion the candidate is at an equivalent stage in their career. The qualifying contributions must have been published within the six years preceding the award year.
For the 2025 award, the candidate must have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2013. The qualifying contributions must have been published within the calendar years 2019 – 2024.
Congratulations to the 2021 winner, Stefan Güttel! Learn more about his accomplishments.
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The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing includes a $2,000 monetary award and a certificate. A lecture is requested and will be publicized in meeting announcements. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony.
The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing will next be given at the 2025 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering.
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.
The 2021 James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing is awarded to Stefan Güttel for his contributions to the analysis, implementation, and application of rational and block Krylov methods.
John Stockie (Chair)Aleksandar DonevMisha E. Kilmer
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The 2017 James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing is awarded to Lek-Heng Lim for his contributions to multilinear algebra, spectral theory for tensors, and high-dimensional data analysis. He has done seminal work in generalizing eigenvalues and singular values to higher order tensors and arbitrary norms, and in establishing the difficulty of extending numerical linear algebra to multilinear algebra. His work builds bridges between computer science, applied mathematics, and computational science and has applications to applied topology, computational algebraic geometry, and signal processing.
Chen Greif (Chair)Assyr AbdullePadma Raghavan
The 2013 James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing is awarded to Lexing Ying for his outstanding contributions in many areas, including the rapid evaluation of oscillatory integral transforms, high frequency wave propagation and the computation of electron structure in metallic systems.
Douglas N. Arnold (Chair)Michael OvertonRobert Russell
Howard Elman (Chair)Richard S. FalkMichael Heath
Thomas Y. Hou (Chair)Clint DawsonHoward Elman
Andrew M. Stuart (Chair)Marsha BergerHenk van der Vorst
James Demmel (Chair)William MortonDianne P. O'Leary
1993 James Demmel1989 Paul Van Dooren1985 Charles S. Peskin1982 Bjorn Engquist
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