Abed AlRahman Al Makdah is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 2014 and 2016, respectively. His research interests include analysis and control of dynamical systems, machine learning, and data driven control.
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.