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There were 80 attendees at our bi-annual WiC luncheon at the ACC 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Welcomes were given by ACC 2018 General Chair, Jordan Berg, IEEE CSS VP Member Activities, Li-Chen Fu, IEEE CSS President, Francesco Bullo, and AACC President, Richard Braatz. Prof. Bullo discussed the IEEE CSS efforts to reaffirm its ethical values and to develop new strategies to increase diversity and inclusion within the society (see his recently published President’s Message in the IEEE CSM Aug. 2018 issue, with reference to the IEEE Women in Tech survey). NSF Program Director Irina Dolinskaya and IEEE WIE Chair Bozenna Pasik-Duncan also addressed the audience.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

President's Message

Welcome to the American Automatic Control Council (AACC). Automatic control systems have become far more pervasive today than any time in the history of humanity, and is nearly everywhere, including automobiles, aircraft, seacraft, electric grids, the internet, smart phones, personal digital assistants, fitness trackers, laptops, appliances, manufacturing processes, biomedical robots, vacuum cleaners, and lawn mowers. Control engineers design, analyze, and implement the automatic control systems that empower these technologies to save energy, increase performance, and have more capabilities. Control systems researchers and leading industrial practitioners develop increasingly powerful control systems theory, algorithms, and technologies that enable the design of automatic control systems for increasingly sophisticated systems. Our mission is promote communication and cooperation among the various segments of the automatic control profession.

Richard Braatz
AACC President 2018-2019