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John R. Ragazzini Education Award

The Ragazzini Award is given to recognize outstanding contributions to automatic control education in any form. These contributions can be from any source and in any media, i.e., electronic, publications, courses, etc.

Robert F. Stengel

For outstanding ability to motivate and educate undergraduate and graduate students in optimal control, estimation, and flight mechanics

Robert Stengel is Professor and former Associate Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University. Prior to his 1977 Princeton appointment, he was with The Analytic Sciences Corporation, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, U.S. Air Force, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A principal designer of the Project Apollo Lunar Module manual attitude control logic, he also contributed to the design of the Space Shuttle guidance and control system.

Stephen P. Boyd

For excellence in classroom teaching, textbook and monograph preparation, and undergraduate and graduate mentoring of students in the area of systems, control, and optimization

Stephen P. Boyd is the Samsung Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. His current interests include computer-aided control system design, and convex programming applications in control, signal processing, and circuit design. Professor Boyd received an AB degree in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1980, and a PhD in EECS from U. C. Berkeley in 1985. In 1985 he joined the faculty of Stanford's Electrical Engineering Department.