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O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award

The O. Hugo Schuck Award is given to recognize the best two papers presented at the previous ACC. One award is for a paper emphasizing contributions to theory and the other emphasizing significant or innovative applications. The papers must have been presented by one of the coauthors. Criteria for selection include the quality of the written and oral presentation, the technical contribution, timeliness, and practicality.
 
Nominations for these awards must be from someone who certifies that he or she attended the talk. As the award is for presentation as well as the written paper, self-nomination (including by co-authors) is inappropriate. The nomination form is available on the AACC web site. This fact, as well as the requirement that nomination be by someone who attended the talk, is announced at the ACC in general and by the session chairs--who can and should be nominators as appropriate.

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2015: Richard P. Mason and Antonis Papachristodoulou
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
“Chordal Sparsity, Decomposing SDPs and the Lyapunov Equation”, pages 531-537

Biography:

Richard Mason received the MEng degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, UK in 2010. Currently, he is working towards the DPhil degree in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Papachristodoulou. His PhD research is focussed on exploiting sparsity within optimisation problems in control theory. Mr. Mason received the Student Best Paper Award at the 2014 American Control Conference.
 
Antonis Papachristodoulou is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow at Worcester College. Currently, he is an EPSRC Fellow for Growth in Synthetic Biology and Director of the EPSRC & BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology. He holds an MA/MEng degree in Electrical and Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge (2000) and a PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology, with a PhD Minor in Aeronautics (2005). In 2015 he was awarded the European Control Award for his contributions to robustness analysis and applications to networked control systems and systems biology. His research interests include large-scale nonlinear systems analysis, sum of squares programming, synthetic and systems biology, networked systems and flow control. He is associate editor for Automatica and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
 

2015: M.J. Bellman, T.H. Cheng, R.J. Downey, and W.E. Dixon
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
“Stationary Cycling Induced by Switched Functional Electrical Stimulation Control”, pages 4802-4809

Biography:

Matthew Bellman has been a member of the Nonlinear Controls and Robotics group since May 2009, and has since received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, magna cum laude, in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Biomechanics from the University of Florida. Matthew is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering as a National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellow, with a continued focus on the theoretical development of robust, adaptive control systems for applications involving functional electrical stimulation, specifically those involving rehabilitation and mobility of the lower extremities. 
 
Teng-Hu Cheng received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He joined the Nonlinear Controls and Robotics lab at the University of Florida as a doctoral student under the supervision of Dr. Warren Dixon in August 2011. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, he was a research intern with Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Eglin AFB and University of Florida REEF, aiding in designing cooperative control for networked systems with time-varying network topologies and developing event-driven control for networked systems. His research interests include networked system control, switched control, event-driven control, and nonlinear control.
 

2014: Konstantinos Gatsis, Alejandro Ribeiro, and George J. Pappas
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
(Theory) “Optimal Power Management in Wireless Control Systems”

2014: Davood Babaei Pourkargar and Antonios Armaou
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
(Application) “Control of dissipative partial differential equation systems using APOD based dynamic observer designs”

2013: Laurent Lessard and Sanjay Lall
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
Optimal Controller Synthesis for the Decentralized Two-Player Problem with Output Feedback

2012: Cameron Nowzari and Jorge Cortés
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
Self-triggered coordination of robotic networks for optimal deployment

2012: Douglas MacMynowski and Mattias Bjorklund
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
Large aperture segmented space telescope (LASST): Can we control a 12000 segment mirror?

2011: F. Bu, H. S. Tan, and J. Huang
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Design and Field Testing of a Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control System"

2011: F. Dorfler and F. Bullo
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Synchronization and Transient Stability in Power Networks and Non-Uniform Kuramoto Oscillators"

2010: Y. Yan, Q. Zou, and Z. Lin
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"A Control Approach to High-Speed Probe-Based Nanofabrication"

2010: L. Vu and K. A. Morgansen
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Stability of Feedback Switched Systems with State and Switching Delays"

2009: K. Stegath, N. Sharma, C. M. Gregory, and W. E. Dixon
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Nonlinear Tracking Control of a Human Limb via Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation"

2009: R. D. Gregg and M. W. Spong
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
“Reduction-based Control with Application to Three Dimensional Bipedal Walking Robots”

2008: L.-Shien Fong, S. Dubljevic
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
“Pacing Real-Time Spatiotemporal Control of Cardiac Alternans”

2008: N. Motee, A. Jadbabaie
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Optimal Control of Spatially Distributed Systems"

2007: R. Rajamani, D. Piyabongkarn, J. Y. Lew, and J. A. Grogg
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
“Algorithms for Real-Time Estimation of Individual Wheel Tire-Road Friction Coefficients”

2007: S. Dambreville, Y. Rathi, A. Tannenbaum
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Tracking Deformable Objects with Unscented Kalman Filtering and Geometric Active Contours"

2006: T. Keviczky and G.J. Balas
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Flight Test of a Receding Horizon Controller for Autonomous UAV Guidance"

2006: N.C. Martins and M.A. Dahleh
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Fundamental Limitations of Performance in the Presence of Finite Capacity Feedback"

2005: H.K. Khalil
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Output Feedback Sampled-Data Stabilization of Nonlinear Systems"

2005: X. Sun, L. Munoz and R. Horowitz
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Mixture Kalman Filter Based Highway Congestion Mode and Vehicle Density Estimator and its Application”

2004: D. Ni, Yiming Lou, P. D. Christofides, L. Sha, S. Lao, and J. P. Chang
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"A Method for Real-Time Control of Thin Film Composition Using OES and XPS"

2004: B. Yao
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Integrated Direct/Indirect Adaptive Robust Control of SISO Nonlinear Systems in Semi-Strict Feedback Form"

2003: P. Seiler, A. Pant, and K. Hedrick
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Disturbance propagation in large interconnected systems"

2002: J. Mareczek, M. Buss, and M. Spong
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Invariance Control of Normal Forms with Input Driven Internal Dynamics"

2002: B-S. Kim, J. Li, and T-C. Tsao
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Control of a Dual Stage Actuator System for Noncircular Cam Turning Process"

2001: R. Yedavalli
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"A Necessary and Sufficient Extreme Point Solution for Checking Robust Stability of Polytopes of Matrices"

2001: L. Zaccarian, A. R. Teel, and J. J. Marcinkowski
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Anti-windup for an Active Vibration Isolation Device: Theory and Experiments"

2000: A. Armaou and P. Christofides
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Wave suppression by Nonlinear Finite-Dimensional Control"

2000: B. Bamieh and M. Dahleh
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Disturbance Energy Amplification in Three Dimensional Channel Flows"

1999: S. Tatiraju, M. Soroush, and R. Mutharasan
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Multi-Rate Nonlinear State and Parameter Estimation in a Bioreactor"

1999: H. A. Hindi, B. Hassibi, and S. P. Boyd
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Multiobjective H2/H-Infinity Optimal Control via Finite Dimensional Q-Parametrization and Linear Matrix Inequalities"

1998: V. Lioatta, C. Georgakis, and M. S. El-Aasser
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Real-Time Estimation and Control of Particle Size in Semi-Batch Emulsion Polymerization"

1998: M. Glaum and G. Zames
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"A function Calculus For Identification and System Analysis"

1996: M. Krstic
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Asymptotic properties of Adaptive Nonlinear Stabilizer"

1995: J. Chai, R. H. Lyon, and J. H. Lang
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Non-Invasive Diagnostics of Motor-Operated Valves"

1995: F. Paganini, R. D'Andrea, and J. C. Doyle
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Behavioral Approach to Robustness Analysis"

1994: R. J. Furness, A. Galip Ulsoy, and C. L. Wu
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Supervisory Control of Drilling"

1994: H. O. Wang and E. H. Abed
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Control of Nonlinear Phenomena at the Inception of Voltage Collapse"

1993: K. Poolla, P. Khargonekar, A. Tikku, J. Krause, and K. Nagpal
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"A Time- Domain Approach to Model Validation"

1992: E. W. Jacobsen and S. Skogestad
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Control of Unstable Distillation Columns"

1991: G. T. Yamaguchi and F. E. Zajac
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Modeling FES Actuation and Control of Multisegment Limb Movements"

1990: H. Kazerooni and W.K. Foslien
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"On the Control and Stability of Robots Worn By Human: Theory"

1989: A. Miele, T. Wang, and W.W. Melvin
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Optimization and Guidance of Penetration Landing Trajectories in a Windshear"

1988: E. Kamei, H. Namba, K. Osaki, M. Ohba
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Application of Reduced Order Model to Automotive Engine Control System"

1987: B. Wahlberg
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"On Model Reduction in System Identification"

1986: H. Asada and K. Youcef-Toumi
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Analysis and Design of a Direct-Drive Arm with a Five-Bar Link Parallel Drive Mechanism"

1984: K. Glover and D.J. N. Limebeer
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Robust Multivariable Controls System Design Using Optimal Reduced Order Plant Models"

1983: H. Johnson
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Self-Oscillating Systems Using MRAS Technique"

1982: J. Kenneth Salisbury and J. J. Craig
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Articulated Hands:Force Control and Kinematic Issues"

1981: T. Westerlund
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Identification and Control of an Industrial Dry Process Cement Kiln"

1980: W. B. Rouse
Recipient of O. Hugo Schuck Award

Paper:
"Understanding and Aiding the Human in Fault Diagnosis Tasks"