Eduardo Sontag's major current research interests lie in several areas of control and dynamical systems theory, systems molecular biology, cancer and immunology, and computational biology.
Dr. Sontag received his Licenciado degree from the Mathematics Department at the University of Buenos Aires in 1972, and his Ph.D. (Mathematics) under Rudolf E. Kalman at the University of Florida, in 1977. Since 1977, he has been with the Department of Mathematics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics as well as a Member of the Graduate Faculty of the Department of Computer Science and the Graduate Faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is a Member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ. In addition, Dr. Sontag serves as the head of the undergraduate Biomathematics Interdisciplinary Major, Director of the new Center for Quantitative Biology, and as Director of Graduate Studies of the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine.
Sontag has authored over five hundred research papers and monographs and book chapters in the above areas with over 38,000 citations and an h-index of 86.
Sontag is in the Editorial Board of several journals, including: IET Proceedings Systems Biology, Synthetic and Systems Biology, International Journal of Biological Sciences, and Journal of Computer and Systems Sciences, and is a former Board member of SIAM Review, IEEE Transactions in Automatic Control, Systems and Control Letters, Dynamics and Control, Neurocomputing, Neural Networks, Neural Computing Surveys, Control-Theory and Advanced Technology, Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, and Control, Optimization and the Calculus of Variations. In addition, he is a co-founder and co-Managing Editor of the Springer journal MCSS (Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems).
Sontag is an IEEE Fellow, an AMS Fellow, a SIAM Fellow, and a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control. He has been Program Director and Vice-Chair of the Activity Group in Control and Systems Theory of SIAM, and member of several committees at SIAM and the AMS, including Chair of the Committee on Human Rights of Mathematicians of the latter. He was awarded the Reid Prize in Mathematics in 2001, the 2002 Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize and the 2011 Control Systems Field Award from the IEEE, the 2002 Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research from Rutgers, and the 2005 Teacher/Scholar Award from Rutgers.
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