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SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA) Prize is awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the prize committee, on a topic in applicable linear algebra published in English in a peer-reviewed journal in the award period.

The SIAG/LA will present the award at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (LA18), to be held May 4-8, 2018, in Hong Kong.


Candidate papers must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2017. The papers must contain significant research contributions to the field of linear algebra, as commonly defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential applications.

Description of the Award

The award consists of a plaque and a certificate containing the citation. The prize recipient (in the case of multiple authors, at least one of the recipients) is expected to attend the award ceremony and to present the paper at the conference. SIAM will reimburse the travel expenses of one speaker to attend the conference, accept the award, and present the paper.


Nominations should be submitted by October 15, 2017. Required materials are a full bibliographic citation of the candidate paper, a digital version of the candidate paper, and a letter of nomination that outlines the justification for the nomination in terms of its importance and impact.

Selection Committee

Click here to see a list of selection committee members by year.