Dr. Isabel Haasler receives best paper award at SIAM conference

© 2023 EPFL

© 2023 EPFL

Dr. Isabel Haasler, from EPFL's School of Engineering, has been awarded the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Best SICON Paper Prize.

Dr. Isabel Haasler, a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL's Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS4) headed by prof. Pascal Frossard, was recently awarded the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Best SICON Paper Prize. Dr. Haasler presented the findings at the 2023 SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT23) which was held in Philadelphia on July 24.

The paper "Multimarginal Optimal Transport with a Tree-Structured Cost and the Schrödinger Bridge Problem" was published in the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization in 2021. The research, co-authored with Yongxin Chen, Johan Karlsson, and Axel Ringh, solves the Schrödinger bridge problem by using a new Sinkhorn iteration method. The solution opens the door for multiple applications of the optimal transport framework.

Dr. Haasler holds a Ph.D. in applied and computational mathematics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on systems theory and signal processing, including optimal transport, network data analysis, inverse problems, and machine learning.