George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award

To recognize outstanding papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

Award Information
Certificate laminated on a plaque (one for each author).
Funded by the IEEE Control Systems Society.
Up to three (3) awards presented annually at the Awards Ceremony of the CSS.
Authors of papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control during the two calendar years preceding the year of the award.
Basis for Judgement: 
Originality, potential impact on the theoretical foundations of control, importance and practical significance in applications, and clarity.
Award Nomination
Nomination Deadline: 
May 15 of each year.

Nominations and reference letters are due by May 15 and must be submitted using the CSS Awards Nomination system at Please download the nomination form and follow the instructions.

Award Recipients

2005 - "Coordination of groups of mobile autonomous agents using nearest neighbor rules," 48:6, June 2003

2004 - "Distributed Control of Spatially Invariant Systems," Vol. 47, No. 7, July 2002, pp 1091-1107

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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University of California-Santa Barbara
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Universidad ORT

2003 - "A generalized entropy criterion for Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation with degree constraint," vol. 46, no. 6, June 2001

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Royal Institute of Technology
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Washington University

2002 - "Asymptotically Stable Walking for Biped Robots: Analysis via Systems with Impulse Effects," 46:1, pp. 51-64, January 2001

2001 - "Decentralized Supervisor Control with Communicating Controllers," 45:9, September 2000

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The University of Michigan

2000 - "Control of Mixing in Fluid Flow: A Maximum Entropy Approach," 44:10, October 1999

1999 - "Robustness Analysis of Nonlinear Feedback Systems: An Input-Output Approach," 42:9, September 1997

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University of Cambridge

1998 - "A Nonlinear Small Gain Theorem for the Analysis of Control Systems with Saturation," 41:9, September 1996

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University of California, Santa Barbara

1998 - "Invariant Manifolds and Asymptotic Properties of Adaptive Nonlinear Stabilizers," 41:6, June 1996

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University of California, San Diego