Ramon van Handel receives the 2009 SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize

June 16, 2009

Ramon van Handel, a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer with the department's Research Training Group (RTG) in Stochastic Analysis & Applications, and an Assistant Professor in ORFE from September 1, 2009, will be awarded the 2009 SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize at the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT09), to be held July 6-8, jointly with the SIAM Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.  This will be the first award of the SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize, which was established in 2007.  The prize is awarded every two years to the authors of the two most outstanding papers published in the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON) in the two calendar years before the year of the award. The prize is awarded for van Handel's paper (co-authored with Bouten and James) "An Introduction to Quantum Filtering," SICON Vol. 46, No. 6 (2007) pp. 2199-2241. The prize committee's citation reads: "This paper is an in-depth introduction to two of the most important and complex subjects of modern science, nonlinear filtering and quantum mechanics, and it combines mathematical rigor with elegant style.