Professor Eduardo Sontag has been named the winner of the 2001 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Applied Mathematics, awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The prize consists of $10,000 and an engraved medal. These will be presented at the SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego, July 9-13, 2001, where Professor Sontag will also give an invited address.
The prize is given annually for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. The 2001 Reid Prize selection committee members were John A. Burns (chair), Ruth F. Curtain, James G. Glimm, John Guckenheimer, and Arthur J. Krener. They cited Professor Sontag's deep and important scientific contributions to nonlinear control theory.