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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.

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.

D.D. Hrovat

Year: 
1999
Citation: 
For outstanding contributions to innovative practice of control engineering in the design of automotive control systems, encompassing transmission, engine, active suspension and traction controls employed in thousands of automobiles worldwide

Suresh M. Joshi

Year: 
2009
Citation: 
For outstanding contributions to control systems analysis and synthesis methodologies for advanced aerospace vehicles and systems

Suresh M. Joshi is Senior Scientist for Control Theory at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. He received his BS and MS degrees from India (Banaras University and IIT-Kanpur) and his PhD in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (1973).

Kevin Wise

Year: 
2007
Citation: 
For pioneering contributions in the use of optimal and robust adaptive control design methodologies for unmanned aircraft and advanced weapon systems

Kevin A. Wise was born in Champaign, IL on Nov. 10, 1956. He received the B.S. (1980), M.S. (1982), and Ph.D. (1987) degrees in ME from the University of Illinois-UC. Dr. Wise joined McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company in June 1982, and has been actively involved in the application of modern estimation and control methodologies in guidance, navigation, and flight control problems. Dr Wise is currently Senior Technical Fellow, Advanced Flight Controls, in The Boeing Company.

David S. Bayard

Year: 
2006
Citation: 
For fundamental and innovative contributions to spacecraft control systems, including technical leadership on the precision pointing system for the Spitzer Space Telescope

David S. Bayard received his B.A. degree in mathematics from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1977, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1979 and 1984, respectively. He is currently is a Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

William F. Powers

Year: 
2004
Citation: 
For pioneering contributions to aerospace and automotive controls, ranging from very effective Space Shuttle controls to some of the first successful applications of optimal control and estimation in automotive industry

William F. Powers retired as Vice President - Research from Ford Motor Company on December 31, 2000; he had been with the company since 1979. During his career at Ford, he served in numerous information technology, product development, and research management positions. On February 1, 1996, Dr. Powers assumed the responsibilities of Vice President-Research. Dr. Powers received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 1963 from the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics in 1968 from the University of Texas at Austin.

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