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Control Engineering Practice Award

The Control Engineering Practice Award is given to one individual or one team to be selected from those nominated for significant contribution to the advancement of control practice. The primary criterion for selection will be for the application and implementation of innovative control concepts, methodology, and technology, for the planning, design, manufacture, and operation of control systems. Achievement and usefulness will be evidenced by the benefit to society and by the degree of acceptance by those who use control as a tool. The work on which the nomination is based must have been performed while the nominated individual or at least one member of the team was a resident of the USA. The award consists of a certificate and an honorarium. In the event that the winner is a team, each member of the team will receive a certificate and the honorarium will be divided equally among the team members.

Lucy Y. Pao

Year: 
2017
Citation: 
For pioneering applications of advanced control to wind turbines and wind farms
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Lucy Pao is a Professor in the Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder in the USA. She has completed sabbaticals at Harvard University (2001-2002), the University of California, Berkeley (2008), the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2009), the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany (2016-2017) and the ForWind Center for Wind Energy Research at Oldenburg University, Germany (2016-2017). She earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.

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Hongtei Eric Tseng

Year: 
2013
Citation: 
For original applications of advanced and classical estimation and control theory to automotive industry

Hongtei Eric Tseng received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan in 1986. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and 1994, respectively, all in Mechanical Engineering.

Eugene Lavretsky

Year: 
2012
Citation: 
Contributions to the development and transitioning of adaptive controls technologies to advanced flight controls

Eugene Lavretsky is a Boeing Senior Technical Fellow, working at the Boeing Research & Technology in Huntington Beach, CA. During his career at Boeing, Dr. Lavretsky has developed flight control methods, system identification tools, and flight simulation technologies for transport aircraft, advanced unmanned aerial platforms, and weapon systems.

Steven E. Shladover

Year: 
2011
Citation: 
For original contributions to control practice in intelligent highway and vehicle systems

Steven E. Shladover, Sc.D. Dr. Steven Shladover is a Research Engineer at the California PATH Program of the Institute of Transportation Studies of the University of California at Berkeley, where he leads the PATH research activities related to vehicle automation systems. He joined the PATH Program in 1989, after eleven years at Systems Control, Inc. and Systems Control Technology, Inc., where he was leading the company’s efforts in transportation systems engineering and computer-aided control engineering software products. Dr.

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