2019 Recipients

The IEEE Control Systems Society presents several awards annually for technical achievements in the areas of interest to the Society, as well as awards for service to the Society.

IEEE Control Systems Award

Pramod Khargonekar

For contributions to robust and optimal control theory.

Outstanding Chapter Award

Chile Section Chapter 

Gaston Lefranc, Chapter Chair

Distinguished Member Award

Daniel Eduardo Rivera

For outstanding long-term service to the Control Systems Society most notably for leadership of the CSS Outreach Program.

Venkataramanan (Ragu) Balakrishnan

For outstanding long-term service to the Control Systems Society through governance and leadership in the CSS Board of Governors and Executive Committee.

CDC Best Student Paper Award

Jin-Won Kim, for a paper entitled "What is the Lagrangian for Nonlinear Filtering?," by Jin W. Kim, Prashant G. Mehta, and Sean P. Meyn.

CDC Outstanding Student Paper Award

Lars Lindemann, for a paper entitled "Control Barrier Functions for Multi-Agent Systems under Conflicting Local Signal Temporal Logic Tasks," by Lars Lindeman, and Dimos V. Dimarogonas.

Michael W. Fisher, for a paper entitled "Numerical Computation of Critical System Recovery Parameter Values by Trajectory Sensitivity Maximization," by Michael W. Fisher and Ian A. Hiskens.

Shiba Biswal, for a paper entitled "Fastest Mixing Markov Chain on a Compact Manifold," by Shiba Biswal, Karthik Elamvazhuthi, & Spring Berman.

CSM Outstanding Paper Award

No Award Given.

TCST Outstanding Paper Award

Alberto Leva, Federico Terraneo, Irene Giacomello, and William Fornaciari, for the paper entitled "Event-Based Power/Performance-Aware Thermal Management for High-Density Microprocessors," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 535 - 550, 2018.

George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award

Gunther Reißig, Alexander Weber, Matthias Rungger, for the paper entitled, “Feedback Refinement Relations for the Synthesis of Symbolic Controllers,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 1781 - 1796, 2017.

TCNS Outstanding Paper Award

Erfan Nozari, Pavankumar Tallapragada, and Jorge Cortes, for the paper entitled, “Differentially Private Distributed Convex Optimization via Functional Perturbation,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 5, No. 1, pages 395 - 408, 2018.

Control Systems Technology Award

Warren Dixon, Nitin Sharma, Matthew J. Bellman, Alan Hamlet, Christian Cousin, Courtney Rouse, Ryan Downey, Victor Duenas

"For closed-loop functional electrical stimulation control methods leading to successful commercialization and personalized rehabilitative treatment options."

Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize

Aaron Ames

"For fundamental contributions to the nonlinear control of hybrid and safety-critical systems, with application to walking robots and robotic assistive devices that restore mobility."

Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize

Lei Guo

"For contributions to adaptive control, system identification, adaptive signal processing, and stochastic systems."

CSS Transition to Practice Award

Alberto Bemporad

“For lasting contributions to theory and advanced applications of Model Predictive Control (MPC) culminating in mass production introduction of MPC for powertrain control in the automotive industry.”

Award for Technical Excellence in Aerospace Control

Behcet Acikmese

"For outstanding contributions to convex optimization-based control and its transitions and applications to aerospace applications."

IEEE Fellows for 2020

Evaluated by CSS:

Maria Prandini
for contributions to stochastic, hybrid and distributed control systems theory

Christoforos Hadjicostis
for contributions to distributed and discrete event systems

Sonja Glavaski
for leadership in energy systems

Kirsten Morris
for contributions to control and estimator design for infinite-dimensional systems

Yasamin Mostofi
for contributions to control and communications co-optimization in mobile sensor networks

Andrea Garulli
for contributions to set membership identification and robust analysis of uncertain systems

Jun Zhao 
for contributions to switched systems and dissipativity theory

Sarah K. Spurgeon
for contributions to variable structure control and estimation

Antonella Ferrara
for contributions to sliding mode control theory

Sandra Hirche
for contributions to human-machine interaction and networked control

Sirish Shah
for contributions to process and performance monitoring