The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) awards the SIAG/CST Prize every two years to an early career researcher for outstanding research contributions, as determined by the prize committee, to mathematical control or systems theory. This year's award goes to UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei in recognition of "his work on the design of computationally efficient methods solving a broad class of nonlinear optimization problems arising in systems theory and control".
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics or SIAM for short aims to "advance the application of mathematics to science and industry to promote research in applied mathematics and computational science". SIAM is a worldwide organization.
Within the last year, Professor Lavaei was awarded the Donald P. Eckman Award, the INFORMS ENRE Energy Best Publication Award, various government research grants, and nominations for his impressive work. Congratulations, Professor Lavaei for your numerous accomplishments in the last year and the more to come.