From RUTGERS FOCUS, May 31, 2002
Four faculty members received the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in
Research, the university's highest honor for outstanding research
contributions to a discipline or to society. The award includes a framed
citation and a check for $1,000.
Eduardo Sontag, professor of mathematics, FAS New Brunswick, was honored for
his energetic and creative leadership in applied mathematics and in
engineering; his more than 200 publications, which have introduced influential
new research directions and insightful technical innovations; and his
contributions in the field of control theory, both in its theoretical
development and in its applications for practical methods for control-system
analysis and design.