IEEE CSS George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award

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

A photo-engraved Plaque for each recipient and, for one recipient, travel expenses to the CDC (round trip restricted minimal coach air fare), conference registration, and up to 4 conference-rate hotel nights for a 3-day conference, and up to 5 conference-rate hotel nights for a 4-day conference).
Funded by the IEEE Control Systems Society.
At most one (1) award presented at the Award Ceremony of the IEEE Control Systems Society.
Basis for Judgement:
Originality, potential impact on the theoretical foundations of control, importance and practical significance in applications, and clarity.
Authors of papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (IEEE TAC) during the two calendar years preceding the year of the award. The paper publication date is determined by the journal volume date (not the online publication date).
Nomination Details:

Nominations and reference letters are due by May 15 and must be submitted using the IEEE Control Systems Society Awards Nomination system at

Nomination Form

Nomination Instructions


Masaaki Nagahara, Daniel Quevedo, and Dragan Nesic

Yongxin Chen, Tryphon Georgiou, and Michele Pavon

John Lygeros, Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani, and Tobias Sutter

Giacomo Como, Ketan Savla, Daron Acemoglu, Munther Dahleh, and Emilio Frazzoli

Ashutosh Nayyar, Aditya Mahajan, and Demosthenis Teneketzis

Partha Mitra, Stacy Patterson, and Mihailo Jovanovic

Alessandro Astolfi