Established in 1997, the prize is awarded to an individual in their early career for research contributions to mathematical control or systems theory.
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 candidate’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.
Congratulations to the 2019 winner, Hai Dang Nguyen, who received the award at the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications in Chengdu, China. Learn more about his accomplishments.
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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 ArcakEduardo CerpaYiguang HongHitay 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
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