The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize (SIAG/CST Prize) is awarded every two years to one outstanding early career researcher for distinguished contributions to mathematical theory of systems and control in the three calendar years preceding the award year.

The candidateâ€™s research must contain significant contributions to the mathematical theory of control or systems, as commonly defined in the mathematical and engineering literature. One key paper must be cited as evidencing the contributions, though a body of papers may be discussed in the nomination. The qualifying key paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal within the three calendar years preceding the award year. Either the candidate must be a graduate student or the key paper must have been published no more than three years after the candidate received their PhD. The committee may consider exceptions to the three-years-from PhD rule, for career interruptions or delays occurring, e.g., for child bearing, child rearing, or elder care.

For the 2021 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020. The candidate must have been awarded their PhD no earlier than 2015.

- Nominatorâ€™s letter of recommendation for candidate
- Candidateâ€™s CV
- Bibliographic citation for candidateâ€™s key contributing paper
- Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

The SIAG/CST Prize includes a certificate containing the citation. The awardee is invited to attend the award ceremony and present at the meeting. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the presentation

The prize will next be awarded at the 2021 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications.

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory will present the award to the recipient. An announcement of the award recipient(s) will appear in *SIAM News* and the activity group's newsletter.

William McEneaney (Chair)

William Hager

Yiguang Hong

Hitay Ozbay

Kirsten Morris (Chair)

Murat Arcak

Eduardo Cerpa

Yiguang Hong

Hitay Ozbay

Fariba Fahroo (Chair)

Anthony Bloch

Michael Demetriou

William McEneaney

Ricardo G. Sanfelice

George Yin (Chair)

Vincent Blondel

Jorge Cortes

Ruth F. Curtain

Hideo Nagai

Peter Caines (Chair)

Michael Demetriou

Maurizio Falcone

Arthur J. Krener

William McEneaney

Fariba Fahroo (Chair)

Murat Arcak

Michael Demetriou

Tyrone Duncan

Fariba Fahroo (Chair)

Anthony Bloch

Mary Ann Horn

Thomas Kurtz

Richard Murray

Steve I. Marcus (Chair)

H. T. Banks

Max Gunzburger

Belinda King

Kirsten A. Morris

Mary Ann Horn (Chair)

Marc Jacobs

Dan Koditschek

Arthur J. Krener

Steven I. Marcus

**1998** Andrew R. Teel