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Tyrone Duncan to be awarded W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize

San Diego, CA–The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics, first awarded in 1994, recognizes outstanding work in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory.

The 2013 Reid Prize goes to Tyrone Duncan, a professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas, for his fundamental contributions to nonlinear filtering, stochastic control, and the relation between probability and geometry.

The prize, endowed by the late Mrs. Idalia Reid to honor her husband, William T. Reid, and to celebrate his love of mathematics, has been given annually since 2000, and may be awarded either for a single notable achievement or a collection of such achievements.

Tyrone Duncan receiving the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize from SIAM President Irene Fonseca

Dr. Duncan’s research interests are in differential geometry, probability, stochastic control, and statistics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The recipient of the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize receives a cash award of $10,000 and an engraved medal.

Dr. Duncan will receive his award at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon to be held at the SIAM Annual Meeting to take place July 8-12 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, California.

He will deliver the associated prize lecture, titled “Solvability for Stochastic Control Problems,” at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10 in the Town & Country room. The awards luncheon will be held on Tuesday, July 9, in the Golden Ballroom.

Read more about the prize here. More details on the lecture can be found here.

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