MAY 25, 2007 - The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has announced that Professor Héctor J. Sussmann of Rutgers has been named the winner of the 2007 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Applied Mathematics. The prize consists of $10,000 and an engraved medal. The award is normally presented at the SIAM Annual Meeting in July, where the honoree delivers the Reid Prize Lecture.
The prize is given annually for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory. The members of the 2007 prize committee were: H.T. Banks (Chair), Terry L. Herdman, James P. Keener, Alan J. Laub, and John Mallet-Paret. They cited Professor Sussmann's fundamental contributions to nonlinear control, especially in the area of differential-geometric control theory.