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W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize

Established by Idalia Reid in honor of her husband W. T. Reid and first awarded in 1994, the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually in the broadly-defined areas of differential equations and control theory.

Nomination Deadline: October 15, 2022

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Prize Description


Prize Description

The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded annually to one individual for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory.


Eligibility Criteria

The prize may be awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets the general guideline of the prize description. The prize may be awarded either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.


Required Materials

  • Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate
  • Candidate’s CV
  • Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

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Prize Details

Prize Details

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Selection Committee

Selection Committee

Chair

Jean-Michel Coron
Université Pierre Et Marie Curie

Members

Alina Chertock
North Carolina State University
Robert Lipton
Louisiana State University
Kirsten Morris
University of Waterloo
Helena J. Nussenzveig Lopes
Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro

About the Award


About the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize


The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize includes a $10,000 monetary prize and an engraved medal. The recipient will be invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the meeting where the award is made. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in giving the lecture.

Award Date

The W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize will next be awarded at the 2023 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications.


Award Presentation

When the prize is awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting, the prize will be presented by the President at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon. The announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.


Prize Fund

The initial funds for this prize were contributed from the estate of Idalia Reid.

Prize History



Prize History

Citation

The 2022 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Enrique Zuazua for fundamental theoretical and computational contributions to the Control, Numerics and Analysis of nonlinear PDEs and multi-physical systems with impactful scientific and industrial applications.

Selection Committee

Lorenz Biegler (Chair)
Alina Chertock
Jean-Michel Coron
Robert Lipton
Helena J. Nussenzveig Lopes

Citation

The 2021 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Karl Kunisch for his fundamental and lasting theoretical, numerical and computational contributions to nearly all aspects of PDE control theory, infinite dimensional optimization and applications to complex systems.

Selection Committee

Maria Esteban (Chair)
Lorenz Biegler
Alina Chertock
Jean-Michel Coron
Robert Lipton

Citation

The 2020 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Roland Glowinski for seminal and fundamental contributions to the controllability for hyperbolic problems, indicating the need for developing efficient filtering methods to attenuate the effect of high frequency spurious components, and explaining how this could be done using a Tychonoff regularization procedure of the discrete models and a two-grid approach in the finite element setting.

Selection Committee

Maria Esteban (Chair)
Lorenz Biegler
Jean-Michel Coron
Alina Chertock
Robert Lipton

Citation

The 2019 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Miroslave Krstić for outstanding contributions to control and stabilization of nonlinear deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems governed by ordinary differential, functional differential, and partial differential equations. In addition to high-level theoretical work, he has developed applications in engineering, mechanics, and industry.

Selection Committee

Boris Mordukhovich (Chair)
Lorenz Biegler
Suncica Canic
Jean-Michel Coron
Maria Esteban

Citation

The 2018 W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Volker Mehrmann for his fundamental contributions to the broad area of differential-algebraic equations, their control and optimization,and their practical applications. Volker Mehrmann is a specialist in numerics and theory related in particular to the vast area of differential-algebraic equations and their control and optimization. He has been linked to important efforts to study numerical pencils and design performant algorithms for the approximation of nonlinear eigenvalue problems. He has been part of the very important SLICOT project and also of other projects leading to important toolboxes in MATLAB, addressing issues related to differential-algebraic problems and control systems theory. His impact and influence on a very large community is spectacular. Coming from the field of algebra, he has evolved towards the study of differential-algebraic equations, being one of the main founders of the corresponding theory, and also towards the search for efficient and important algorithms linked to the control of linear systems, matrix pencils, etc. Together with a large group of students, post-docs, and collaborators, he has interacted strongly with industry, being able to solve concrete problems posed mainly by German and European industry.

Selection Committee

Boris Mordukhovich (Chair)
Maria Esteban
Kirsten Morris

Citation

The 2017 W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Jean-Michel Coron for fundamental contributions with lasting impact to both the analysis and control of nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations, and in particular the Coron return method for feedback stabilization of nonlinear systems using time-varying controls, as well as applications of control theory to practical problems.

Selection Committee

Ricardo Nochetto (Chair)
Peter Benner
Suncica Canic
Maria Esteban
Boris Mordukhovich

Citation

The 2016 W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Ioannis G. Kevrekidis for his pioneering work on the "equation-free" framework for computational study of complex dynamical systems, and for his many contributions to control theory and its applications.

Selection Committee

Michael Weinstein (Chair)
Peter Benner
Suncica Canic
Boris Mordukhovich
Ricardo Nochetto

Citation

The 2015 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Francis Clarke for his pioneering and influential work on the analysis of generalized derivatives and subdifferentials and for its applications in PDE optimization and control of nonsmooth systems.

Selection Committee

Suzanne Lenhart (Chair)
Peter Benner
Boris Mordukhovich
Ricardo Nochetto
Michael Weinstein

Citation

The 2014 W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Alain Bensoussan for his fundamental contributions in partial differential equations, deterministic as well as stochastic, including applications in filtering, stochastic and impulsive control, optimal stopping, variational inequalities and mean field game theory.

Selection Committee

Suzanne Lenhart (Chair)
Peter Benner
Irena Lasiecka
Ricardo Nochetto
Michael Weinstein

2013 Tyrone Duncan

Citation

The 2013 W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Tyrone E. Duncan for his fundamental contributions to nonlinear filtering, stochastic control, and the relation between probability and geometry.

Selection Committee

Gang George Yin (Chair)
Alain Bensoussan
Suzanne Lenhart
Ricardo Nochetto
Michael Weinstein


2012 Ruth F. Curtain

Citation

The 2012 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Ruth Curtain for her fundamental contributions to the theory of infinite dimensional systems and the control of systems governed by partial and delay differential equations.

Selection Committee

Jim Cushing (Chair)
Alain Bensoussan
Suzanne Lenhart
Gang George Yin


2011 Irena Lasiecka

Selection Committee

John Mallet-Paret (Chair)
Alain Bensoussan
Jim M. Cushing
Suzanne Lenhart
Gang George Yin


2010 John A. Burns

Selection Committee

H. T. Banks
Chris Byrnes
Jim Cushing
Terry Herdman
John Mallet-Paret


2009 Anders Lindquist

Selection Committee

H. T. Banks
Chris Byrnes
Jim Cushing
Terry Herdman
John Mallet-Paret


2008 Max Gunzburger

Selection Committee

H. T. Banks
Chris Byrnes
Jim Cushing
Terry Herdman
John Mallet-Paret


2007 Héctor J. Sussmann

Selection Committee

H. T. Banks
Terry Herdman
James Keener
Alan Laub
John Mallet-Paret


2006 Peter E. Kloeden

Selection Committee

H. T. Banks (Chair)
Max Gunzburger
Terry Herdman
James Keener
Alan Laub


2005 Christopher I. Byrnes

Selection Committee

John Burns (Chair)
H. T. Banks
Max Gunzburger
James Keener
Alan Laub


2004 Arthur J. Krene

Selection Committee

John Burns (Chair)
H. T. Banks
Max Gunzburger
James Keener
Alan Laub


2003 Harold J. Kushner

Selection Committee

John Burns (Chair)
H. T. Banks
Max Gunzburger
James Keener
Alan Laub


2002 H. Thomas Banks

Selection Committee

John Burns (Chair)
Ruth Curtain
James Glimm
Max Gunzburger
Arthur Krener


2001 Eduardo D. Sontag

Selection Committee

John Burns (Chair)
Ruth Curtain
James Glimm
John Guckenheimer
Arthur Krener


2000 Constantine M. Dafermos

Selection Committee

John Burns
H. T. Banks
James Glimm
John Guckenheimer
Arthur Krener


1998 Jacques-Louis Lions

Selection Committee

John Burns
H. T. Banks
Wendell Fleming
Franz Kappel
Richard Miller


1996 Roger W. Brockett

Selection Committee

John Burns
Wendell Fleming
Franz Kappel
Richard Miller
Allen TannenBaum


1994 Wendell H. Fleming

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