Ph.D. candidate, Christian Claudel, one of the students working under the supervision of Professor Alexandre Bayen on the Mobile Millennium project has won the Leon O. Chua Award, for his work on applications of Hamilton-Jacobi equations to traffic monitoring systems.
The work of Christian Claudel uses viability theory and generalizations of viscosity solutions to the Hamilton-Jacobi equation to pose data assimilation problems for traffic using convex optimization. This work has been applied to the Mobile Millennium system very successfully and is currently implemented in the live Mobile Millennium system.
The Leon O. Chua award was made possible by a donation in 1999 from Professor Sung-Mo "Steve" Kang, a former student of Prof. Chua and currently the Chancellor of U.C. Merced. It is presented annually by the EECS Department to an undergraduate or graduate student, or to recent alumni, for outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science from any discipline, including biological, engineering, mathematical, physical and social sciences.