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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.

Kingsley Fregene

For contributions to the autonomous control of unmanned vehicle systems

Kingsley Fregene is the Chief Engineer for Applied Research at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Dallas, TX. In this role, he oversees a broad portfolio of Advanced Technology Development activities that enables the corporation to create new capabilities for its products and programs. He previously led the Robotics & Intelligent Systems Group at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, championing new technologies for autonomous control of unconventional unmanned vehicle systems operating in aerial, ground, and maritime domains.

Leo H. Chiang

For the application of advanced data-driven algorithms for fault detection, fault diagnosis, and control in the chemical process industry
Leo H. Chiang is Technology Director at Dow Inc., leading Chemometrics and AI implementations for Manufacturing. Leo has developed and implemented several data analytics techniques to solve complex manufacturing problems, resulting in 11 Dow Manufacturing Technology Center Awards. In 2016 he received the Dow R&D Excellence in Science Award in recognition of his scientific achievement in industrial research.

Anna G. Stefanopoulou

Excellent sustained and impactful contributions to the modeling, analysis and control of advanced vehicle powertrain systems
William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
Fellow of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), ASME, IEEE
ASME Gustus Larson Award
ASME Teetor Educational Award
IEEE Control Systems Technology Award

Lucy Y. Pao

For pioneering applications of advanced control to wind turbines and wind farms

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

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

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.