The Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture is held every four years at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM). This honor is conferred on a woman who has made outstanding contributions in applied mathematics and/or scientific computation.

The lecture is named in tribute to the memory of Olga Taussky-Todd, whose scientific legacy is in both theoretical and applied mathematics, and whose work exemplifies the qualities to be recognized.

The Officers and Board of ICIAM now call for nominations for the Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture, to be given at the ICIAM 2023 congress, to take place in Tokyo, Japan, from August 20 to August 25, 2023.

A nomination will consist of:

  • Name and contact details of the proposer.
  • CV of the nominee.
  • Two to three letters of support from experts in the field (not mandatory), each letter having a maximal length of two pages.
  • Justification for nomination (in at most two pages, cite nominator’s reason for considering candidate to be deserving, including explanations of the scientific and practical influence of the candidate’s work and publications).
  • Web home page if any.
  • Full name and address of person nominated.

Nominations should be made electronically through the website The deadline for nominations is December 30th, 2021.

Please contact ICIAM President Ya-xiang Yuan via if you have any question regarding the nomination procedure.

ICIAM, the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, is the world organization for applied and industrial mathematics. Its members (which include the IMS) are mathematical societies based in more than 30 countries. For more information, see the Council’s web page at