Graham Goodwin is an Emeritus Laureate Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He graduated from the University of New South Wales with B.Sc. (Physics), B.E. (Electrical Engineering) and Ph.D. in 1965, 1967 and 1971 respectively. In 2010 he was awarded the IEEE Control Systems Field Award and in 2013 he received the Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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.