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Donald P. Eckman Award

The Eckman Award recognizes an outstanding young engineer in the field of automatic control. The recipient must be younger than 35 years on January 1 of the year of award. Accordingly, for 2012 Eckman Award consideration, the nominee must be born after January 1, 1977 Contributions may be technical or scientific publications, theses, patents, inventions, or combinations of the above in the field of automatic control made while the nominee was a resident of the USA. Supporting documentation must include a full endorsement by at least one responsible supervisor.

Domitilla Del Vecchio

Year: 
2010
Citation: 
For contributions to the theory and practice of hybrid dynamical systems and systems biology

Domitilla Del Vecchio received the Ph.D. degree in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, and the Laurea in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome at Tor Vergata in 2005 and 1999, respectively. From January 2006 to May 2010, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Asu Ozdaglar

Year: 
2008
Citation: 
For contributions to optimization theory, game theory and its applications to congested markets, and learning in large networks with applications to human and social networks

Asu Ozdaglar received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1996, and the S.M. and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Since 2003, she has been a member of the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she is currently the Class of 1943 Career Development Associate Professor.

Panagiotis D. Christofides

Year: 
2004
Citation: 
For pioneering contributions to analysis and control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems accompanied by creative applications to advanced materials processing, particulate processes and fluid dynamic systems

Panagiotis D. Christofides was born in Athens, Greece, in 1970. He received the Diploma in Chemical Engineering degree in 1992, from the University of Patras, Greece, the M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics in 1995 and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1996, all from the University of Minnesota. Since July 1996 he has been with the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is currently Associate Professor.

Pablo Parrilo

Year: 
2005
Citation: 
In recognition of pioneering contributions to the development of computational tools for optimization and robust control system design

Pablo A. Parrilo received an Electronics Engineering undergraduatedegree from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He has held short-term visiting appointments at the University of California at Santa Barbara (Physics), Lund Institute of Technology (Automatic Control), and UC Berkeley (Mathematics).

Donald P. Eckman Award

The Eckman Award recognizes an outstanding young engineer in the field of automatic control. The recipient must be younger than 35 years on January 1 of the year of award. Contributions may be technical or scientific publications, theses, patents, inventions, or combinations of the above in the field of automatic control made while the nominee was a resident of the USA. Supporting documentation must include a full endorsement by at least one responsible supervisor.

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