Irene Lasiecka Is the First Woman to Win the Reid Prize

Next month, Irene Lasiecka, professor of mathematics at the University of Virginia, will receive the 2011 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The prize, which includes a $10,000 cash award, is considered one of the most prestigious in the field of differential equations and control theory. Professor Lasiecka is the first woman to earn the prize, which was first awarded in 1994.

Dr. Lasiecka earned her Ph.D. at the University of Warsaw. She has been on the faculty at the University of Virginia since 1987.

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