Awards and Prizes

Announcements

  • 2014 ISSAC Awards

    SIGSAM was pleased to sponsor the ISSAC 2014 awards:

    • Distinguished Student Author Awards:

      Shiyun Yang for Linear independence oracles and applications to low rank linear algebra (with Arne Storjohann).

      Carlos Arreche for Computing the differential Galois group of a parameterized second-order linear differential equation.

    • Distinguished Paper Award:

      Francois Le Gall for Powers of Tensors and Fast Matrix Multiplication.

  • 2013 ACM/SIGSAM Jenks Prize

    The 2013 Richard Dimick Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering applied to Computer Algebra was awarded to the William Stein for the Sage Project.

    The purpose of the Jenks Prize is to recognize outstanding software engineering contributions in the field  of computer algebra and to encourage future excellence in such research and development. The prize  is named in memory of Richard Dimick Jenks who, during his life and professional career, provided  leadership to the computer algebra community and made important contributions to software engineering  applied to algebraic computation. The prize is given out every two years, at the International Symposium  on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC).

  • 2013 ISSAC Awards

    SIGSAM was pleased to sponsor the ISSAC 2013 awards:

    • Distinguished Student Author Awards:

      Pierre Lairez for Creative Telescoping for Rational Functions Using the Griffiths-Dwork Method (with Alin Bostan and Bruno Salvy).

      Qingdong Guo for Computing Rational Solutions of Linear Matrix Inequalities (with Mohab Safey El Din and Lihong Zhi).

    • Distinguished Paper Award:
      Jingguo Bi, Qi Cheng, and J. Maurice Rojas. Sub-Linear Root Detection, and New Hardness Results, for Sparse Polynomials Over Finite Fields.

    In addition, two other awards were presented:

    • Distinguished Poster Awards:
      Jeremy Johnson and Lingchuan Meng. Towards Parallel General-Size Library Generation for Polynomial Multiplication.
      James Wan. Hypergeometric Generating Functions and Series for 1/pi.
    • Distinguished Software Presentation Award:
      Fredrick Johansson. Arb: a C Library for Ball Arithmetic.
  • 2012 ISSAC Awards

    SIGSAM was pleased to sponsor the ISSAC 2012 awards:

    • Distinguished Student Author Awards:

      Wei Zhou for Computing Minimal Nullspace Bases (with George Labahn and Arne Storjohann).

      Romain Lebreton for Algorithms for the Universal Decomposition Algebra (with Eric Schost).

    • Distinguished Paper Award:
      Akos Seress. Construction of 2-Closed M-Representations.
  • 2011 ISSAC Awards

    SIGSAM was pleased to sponsor the ISSAC 2011 awards:

    • Distinguished Student Author Awards: Armin Straub for

      Special Values of Generalized Log-sine Integrals (with Jonathan Borwein).

    • Distinguished Paper Award:
      Wei Li, Xiao-Shan Gao, Chun-Ming Yuan. Sparse Differential Resultant.

    In addition, two other awards were presented:

    • Distinguished Poster Award:
      Clemens G. Raab. Integration in Finite Terms of non-Liouvillian Functions
    • Distinguished Software Presentation Award:
      Marc Moreno Maza. Computing the Real Solutions of Polynomial Systems with the RegularChains Library in MAPLE.
  • 2011 ACM/SIGSAM Jenks Prize

    The 2011 Richard Dimick Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering applied to Computer Algebra was awarded to the Maple Project at the University of Waterloo.

    The purpose of the Jenks Prize is to recognize outstanding software engineering contributions in the field  of computer algebra and to encourage future excellence in such research and development. The prize  is named in memory of Richard Dimick Jenks who, during his life and professional career, provided  leadership to the computer algebra community and made important contributions to software engineering  applied to algebraic computation. The prize is given out every two years, at the International Symposium  on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC).

  • 2010 ISSAC Awards

    SIGSAM was pleased to sponsor the ISSAC 2010 awards:

    • Distinguished Student Author Awards: Pierre-Jean Spaenlehauer for

      Computing Loci of Rank Defects of Linear Matrices using Gröbner Bases and Applications to Cryptology (with Jean-Charles Faugčre and Mohab Safey El Din).

    • Distinguished Paper Award:
      Ioannis Emiris, Bernard Mourrain and Elias Tsigaridas. The DMM bound: multivariate (aggregate) separation bounds.
  • 2009 ISSAC Awards

    SIGSAM was pleased to sponsor the ISSAC 2009 awards:

    • Distinguished Student Author Awards:

      Wolf Daniel Andres and Jorge Martín Morales, Principal Intersection and Bernstein-Sato Polynomial of Affine Variety (with V. Levandovskyy).

      YongJae Cha, Liouvillian Solutions of Irreducible Linear Difference Equations (with M. van Hoeij).

      Luca De Feo, Fast arithmetics in Artin-Schreier towers over finite fields (with Eric Schost).

    • Distinguished Paper Award:
      Chris Brown, Fast Simplifications for Tarski Formulas.

    The best poster award (sponsored by ISSAC) was given to Xie Yuzhen and Marc Moreno Maza, ORCCA and CSD, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON Canada for Balanced Dense Polynomial Multiplication on Multi-cores.

    The best software demo award (sponsored by ISSAC) was given to Viktor Levandovskyy, RWTH Aachen, Germany for D-Modules with Singular.

  • 2008 ISSAC Awards

    SIGSAM was pleased to sponsor the ISSAC 2008 awards:

    • Distinguished Student Author Award:
      Adrien Poteaux, On the Good Reduction of Puiseux Series and the Complexity of Newton-
      Puiseux Algorithm over Finite Fields
      , (with Marc Rybowicz).
    • Distinguished Paper Award:
      Adam Strzebonski, Real Root Isolation for Exp-Log Functions.

    The best poster award (sponsored by ISSAC) was given to Thomas Wolf: On solving large systems of polynomial equations appearing in Discrete Differential Geometry.

  • 2008 ACM/SIGSAM Jenks Prize

    The 2008 Richard Dimick Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering applied to Computer Algebra was awarded to The GAP Group: Groups, Algorithms and Programming, for the development of the GAP system for computational group theory and computational discrete algebra.

    The purpose of the Jenks Prize is to recognize outstanding software engineering contributions in the field  of computer algebra and to encourage future excellence in such research and development. The prize  is named in memory of Richard Dimick Jenks who, during his life and professional career, provided  leadership to the computer algebra community and made important contributions to software engineering  applied to algebraic computation. The prize is given out every two years, at the International Symposium  on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC).

  • Bruno Buchberger wins Kanellakis prize.

    SIGSAM is thrilled to announce that Bruno Buchberger has won the 2007 Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award. This is one of ACMs top prizes and honours specific theoretical accomplishments that have had a significant and demonstrable effect on the practice of computing. Bruno Buchberger wins “for his role in developing the theory of Groebner Bases into a highly effective tool in computer algebra, widely used in symbolic computation systems.

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    See the full ACM press release here. Congratulations Bruno!

  • ISSAC 2007 Awards

    SIGSAM sponsors the Dintinguished Paper and Distinguished Student Contribution awards at the annual International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC).

    The ISSAC 2007 prizes are as follows
    • Distinguished paper: Hongbo Li. A recipe for symbolic geometric computing: long geometric product.
    • Distinguished student contribution: Marc Dohm. Implicitization of Bi-homogeneous parametrizations of algebraic surfaces via linear syzygies (with Laurent Busé).
    ISSAC Awards for previous years and citations are available here .

 

Richard D. Jenks Prize

SIGSAM administers the ACM SIGSAM Richard Dimick Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering applied to Computer Algebra.
  • The 2013 Jenks Prize went to William Stein
  • The 2011 Jenks Prize went to the Maple Project at the University of Waterloo
  • The 2008 Jenks Prize went to the GAP Group: Groups, Algorithms and Programming
  • The 2006 Jenks Prize went to Prof. John J. Cannon of The University of Sydney
  • The 2004 Jenks Prize went to the SINGULAR team of the University of Kaiserslautern

ACM Awards

Several SIGSAM members have been named ACM Fellows since the ACM Fellows Program was established in 1993.

ISSAC Awards

SIGSAM sponsors awards for Distinguished Papers and Distinguished Student Authors at the annual International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC).

Nominations

SIGSAM actively seeks to promote SIGSAM members for ACM and other prizes. If you see an opportunity to recognize excellent work in computer algebra and scientific computation, please bring it to our attention!