Awards and Prizes
Announcements

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 GriffithsDwork 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. SubLinear 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 GeneralSize 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:

2011 ISSAC Awards
SIGSAM was pleased to sponsor the ISSAC 2011 awards:
In addition, two other awards were presented:
 Distinguished Poster Award:
Clemens G. Raab.
Integration in Finite Terms of nonLiouvillian 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:

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 BernsteinSato 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 ArtinSchreier 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
Multicores.
The best software demo award (sponsored by ISSAC) was given to Viktor Levandovskyy, RWTH Aachen, Germany for DModules 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 ExpLog 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.”
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 Bihomogeneous 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.
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!
