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O. Hugo Schuck Award

The 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 the awardee or a coauthor. Criteria for selection include the quality of the written and oral presentation, the technical contribution, timeliness, and practicality.

Richard P. Mason and Antonis Papachristodoulou

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