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SIAM Student Paper Prize

The SIAM Student Paper Prize is awarded annually to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) accepted by SIAM journals within the three years preceding the nomination deadline. Starting with the 2018 award, the focus of the prize is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in SIAM journals.

Nomination Deadline: February 15, 2020

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Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Student Paper Prize is awarded annually to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) accepted by SIAM journals within the three years preceding the nomination deadline. The award is based solely on the merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper. Up to three awards are made every year.


Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must have been a student in good standing at the time the paper was submitted for publication. The candidate may be no longer a student at the nomination deadline, but the paper must have been submitted to the journal while they were a student. At most one author of an eligible paper can be awarded. The candidate can only be considered for a single paper in any year. The paper must have been accepted for publication in a SIAM journal within the three years preceding the nomination deadline. The paper does not need to be published at the time of nomination.

For the 2020 award, the paper must have been accepted for publication between the dates of February 15, 2017 - February 14, 2020.


Required Materials

The nominator, typically the student's adviser or a senior co-author, must submit the following items:

  • Nominator’s letter
    • Certifying that the candidate and the paper meet the eligibility criteria;
    • Attesting that all co-authors (if any) of the paper have agreed to the nomination;
    • Describing the paper's research contribution and the candidate's role in the scholarship
  • Candidate’s CV, at most 2 pages
  • Digital version of the paper (PDF required)

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the 2019 winners, Joseph L. Hart, Michael Lindsey, and Daniel Massatt. They will have the chance to present their papers, along with the 2020 winners, at the 2020 SIAM Annual Meeting. Learn more about their accomplishments.

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Prize Details

Prize Details

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About the Award


About the SIAM Student Paper Prize


The SIAM Student Paper Prize includes a $1,000 monetary award and a certificate. As part of the award, each recipient will be invited to present their paper at the SIAM Annual Meeting. SIAM will reimburse each recipient up to $500 toward travel expenses incurred in giving the talk.

Award Date

The SIAM Student Paper Prize will next be awarded at the 2020 SIAM Annual Meeting.


Award Presentation

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

Prize History



Prize History

Recipients

  • Joseph L. Hart
  • Michael Lindsey
  • Daniel Massatt

Recipients

  • Marya Bazzi
  • Gene S. Kopp
  • Yiqiao Zhong

Recipients

  • Zachary Grant
  • Bamdad Hosseini
  • Shuyang Ling

Recipients

  • Mario Berljafa
  • Natalie Stanley
  • Fatma Terziouglu

Recipients

  • Andril Dmytryshyn
  • Yura Malitsky
  • Giang Thi Tra Tran

Recipients

  • Sean P. Cornelius
  • Carlos Fernandez-Granda
  • Iain Smears

Recipients

  • Joscha Gedlicke
  • Keiichi Morikuni
  • Vladislav Voroninski

Recipients

  • Brittany D. Froese
  • Stefanie Hollborn
  • Marina Moraiti

Recipients

  • Necdet Serhat Aybat
  • Sungwoo Park
  • Xiangxiong Zhang

2010 Bubacarr Bah
2010 Russell Carden
2010 Karin Leiderman
2009 Awad H. Al-Mohy
2009 Jie chen
2009 Shun Zhang
2008 Jeremy Brandman
2008 Roland Griesmaier
2008 David Ketcheson
2007 Thomas T. Bringley
2007 Nir Gavish
2007 Kristoffer G. van der Zee
2006 Laurent Demanet
2006 Emanuele Viola
2006 Hongchao Zhang
2005 Boyce E. Griffith
2005 Rachel Levy
2005 Caroline Cardoso Manica
2004 Silas D. Alben
2004 Alfonso Bueno-Orovio
2004 Martin Kleinsteuber
2003 Chek Beng Chua
2003 Michiel Hochstenbach
2003 Melvin Leok
2002 Pierre-Antoine Absil
2002 Dong Eui Chang
2002 Andreas Waechter
2001 Rogerio Martins
2001 Matthew I. Smith
2001 Mason A. Porter
2000 Robert Scheichl
2000 Raphael Hauser
2000 Jian Deng
1999 Dirk Gillespie
1999 Traian Iliescu
1999 David Lutterkort

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