George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award

  • Joao P. Hespanha Headshot Photo
    CSS Board of Governors, term ending 31 December 2016 (appointed); George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award Chair

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

Award Information
Prize: 
Certificate laminated on a plaque (one for each author).
Funding: 
Funded by the IEEE Control Systems Society.
Presentation: 
Up to three (3) awards presented annually at the Awards Ceremony of the CSS.
Eligibility: 
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.
Nomination: 

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

Award Recipients

2008 - "The Scenario Approach to Robust Control Design," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 51, No. 5, pp. 742-753, May 2006

2007 - "A Characterization of Convex Problems in Decentralized Control," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 274-286, February 2006.

2006 - "Generalized KYP Lemma: Unified Frequency Domain Inequalities with Design Applications," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 41-59, January 2005.

2006 - "Uniform Stability of Switched Linear Systems: Extensions of LaSalle's Invariance Principle." IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 49, No.4, pp. 470-482, April 2004.

Joao P. Hespanha Headshot Photo
University of California-Santa Barbara

2005 - "Coordination of groups of mobile autonomous agents using nearest neighbor rules," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp. 2953 - 2958, June 2003.

2005 - "Coordination of groups of mobile autonomous agents using nearest neighbor rules," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp. 2953-2958, June 2003.

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

2003 - "A generalized entropy criterion for Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation with degree constraint," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 46, No. 6, pp. 822-839, June 2001.

2002 - "Asymptotically Stable Walking for Biped Robots: Analysis via Systems with Impulse Effects," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 51-64, January 2001.

2001 - "Decentralized Supervisor Control with Communicating Controllers," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 45, No. 9, pp. 1620 - 1638, September 2000.