Congratulations to Dr. Ruth Misener, the 2020 CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award winner! Dr. Ruth Misener is a Senior Lecturer in Computational Optimization and EPSRC Early Career Research Fellow (2017-2022) in the Imperial College London Department of Computing. Ruth received an SB from MIT and a PhD from Princeton under the direction of Professor C. A. Floudas. Foundations of her research are in numerical optimization algorithms. Applications include bioprocess optimization under uncertainty and petrochemical process network design and operations. Ruth has co-authored software including ANTIGONE for mixed-integer nonlinear optimization. Ruth received the 2017 Macfarlane Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the 2014 Smith Publication Award from the AIChE Computing & Systems Technology Division. She is an associate editor of Computers & Chemical Engineering and serves on the editorial boards INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of Global Optimization, and Mathematical Programming B.