[R-pkg-devel] SIAM Wilkinson prize

J C Nash profjcn@@h @ending from gm@il@com
Fri May 18 19:13:18 CEST 2018

It occurs to me that there could be packages developed by early career R developers that might fit
this prize which is considered quite prestigious (not to mention the cash) in the numerical methods community.
It is also likely that people may not be aware of the award in the R community.

Cheers, JN

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Subject: 	[SIAM-OPT] June 1 Entry Deadline - James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software
Date: 	Thu, 17 May 2018 14:22:41 +0000
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James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software

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The deadline is June 1 for entries for the James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software
<http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations/nom_wilkinson_ns.php>. We are looking for submissions of high-quality numerical
software from early career teams. If you or your team are developing numerical software for scientific computing, act as
a nominator and enter your software for the prize. To submit an entry, you first need to create an account at the SIAM
Prize Portal. Click on the “Submit” button above to start the process.

The James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software is awarded every four years to the authors of an outstanding piece
of numerical software. The prize is awarded for an entry that best addresses all phases of the preparation of
high-quality numerical software. It is intended to recognize innovative software in scientific computing and to
encourage researchers in the earlier stages of their career.

SIAM will award the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and
Engineering (CSE19). The award will consist of $3,000 and a plaque. As part of the award, the recipient(s) will be
expected to present a lecture at the conference.


*Eligibility Criteria:*

Selection will be based on: clarity of the software implementation and documentation, importance of the application(s)
addressed by the software; portability, reliability, efficiency, and usability of the software implementation; clarity
and depth of analysis of the algorithms and the software in the accompanying paper; and quality of the test software.

Candidates must have worked in mathematics or science for at most 12 years (full time equivalent) after receiving their
PhD as of January 1 of the award year, 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.

For the 2019 award, a candidate must have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2007.


*Entry Deadline:*

*June 1, 2018*


*Required Materials:*

·         CVs of the authors of the software, at most two pages per author (PDF)

·         A two-page summary of the main features of the algorithm and software implementation (PDF)

·         A paper describing the algorithm and the software implementation (PDF)

·         Open source software written in a widely available high-level programming language. The software should be
submitted in a gzipped .tar archive with a README file describing the contents of the archive. Each submission should
include documentation, examples of the use of the software, a test program, and scripts for executing the test programs.


*Previous recipients:*

Previous recipients of the James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software are:

*2015*Patrick Farrell, Simon Funke, David Ham, and Marie Rognes for dolfin-adjoint
*2011 *Andreas Waechter and Carl Laird for IPOPT

*2007 *Wolfgang Bangerth, Guido Kanschat, and Ralf Hartmann for deal.II

*2003 *Jonathan Shewchuk for Triangle

*1999 *Matteo Frigo and Steven Johnson for FFTW
*1995 *Chris Bischof and Alan Carle for ADIFOR 2.0
*1991 *Linda Petzold for DASSL


*Selection Committee:*

Jorge Moré (Chair), Argonne National Laboratory
Sven Hammarling, Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd and University of Manchester
Michael Heroux, Sandia National Laboratories
Randall J. LeVeque, University of Washington
Katherine Yelick, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Learn more <http://www.siam.org/prizes/>about our prize program and view all prizes with open calls
<http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php>. Contact prizeadmin at siam.org <mailto:prizeadmin at siam.org>with questions
regarding nomination procedure.

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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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