Stephen P. Boyd is the Samsung Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. His current interests include computer-aided control system design, and convex programming applications in control, signal processing, and circuit design. Professor Boyd received an AB degree in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1980, and a PhD in EECS from U. C. Berkeley in 1985. In 1985 he joined the faculty of Stanford's Electrical Engineering Department.
The Ragazzini Award is given to recognize outstanding contributions to automatic control education in any form. These contributions can be from any source and in any media, i.e., electronic, publications, courses, etc.