Alex Townsend (assistant professor in the math department) and Bernhard Beckermann (professor at Université de Lille) were awarded a SIGEST award from the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for the paper "The singular values of matrices with displacement structure" published in SIMAX in 2017. A paper from SIMAX is chosen for the SIGEST award about once every three years and the winning paper will be reprinted in SIAM Review (the flagship journal of SIAM).
According to Prof. D. Higham, editor-in-chief of SIAM Review, "The purpose of SIGEST is to make the 10,000+ readers of SIAM Review aware of exceptional papers published in SIAM's specialized journals. We begin the selection by asking the Editor-in-Chief of the appropriate journal to send a short list of nominees, usually nominated by the associate editors. Then, the SIAM Review section editors make the final selection. In this case, the paper was recommended by members of the SIMAX editorial board and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, and was selected by the SIREV editors for the importance and impact of its contributions."