Terms of Reference

CCE MathWorks Prizes Terms of Reference

Prize Names

  • MIT Center for Computational Engineering MathWorks Prize for Outstanding Masters Research, Computation for Design and Optimization Program YEAR
  • MIT Center for Computational Engineering MathWorks Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Research, Computational Science and Engineering Program YEAR

Prize Selection Committee

  • Three members, rotates annually
  • Initial year (Spring 2018 Award): Selection Committee will consist of three members from CCE, CDO, and CSE Co-Directors
  • Subsequent years: Selection Committee will consist of one member from the CCE, CDO, and CSE Co-Directors and the advisors of the winning students from the previous cycle
  • Should a recusal be necessary, a second CCE, CDO, and CSE Co-Director will join the committee and the individual recusing him/herself will serve on the committee the following year.

Nomination Process

  • Initiated by nomination letter from advisor
  • Supported by letter of recommendation from additional faculty member
  • Student (Nominee) provides a statement of cumulative research accomplishments not to exceed four pages, inclusive of figures and references

Eligibility

  • Current CDO and CSE students
  • CDO and CSE students who graduated since the preceding January nomination deadline

Selection

  • At the discretion of the selection committee, with consideration given to diversity of ideas, research areas, academic fields, research groups, etc.

Timing

  • Awarded annually
  • Call for nominations in early fall with reminders late fall and early winter
  • Nomination deadline: January 31st

Announcement / Ceremony

  • Winners announced in mid-March

Dollar amount

  • CDO SM: $250
  • CSE PhD: $500