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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.

Mark W. Spong

Year: 
2004
Citation: 
For outstanding contributions to control education through course, textbook, and laboratory development, and the invention and commercialization of innovative laboratory experiments

Mark W. Spong is the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, Professor of General Engineering, and Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.His current interests include nonlinear control theory, mechatronics, and robotics.He received the B.A. degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in mathematics and physics from Hiram College in 1975, the M.S. degree in mathematics from New Mexico State University in 1977, and the M.S. and D.Sc.

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. The recipient must have spent a significant part of his/her career in the USA. 

Tzyh Jong Tarn

Year: 
2010
Citation: 
For substantial contributions to control education through teaching, mentoring of graduate students, and research in control theory and applications to robotics

Tzyh Jong Tarn is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering and the Director of the Center for Robotics and Automation at Washington University. He also is the director of the Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology at Tsinghua University, Beijing and the distinguished chair professor in the Department of Physics at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. An active member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Dr.

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