Awards
Award Recipients

The ECC16 committees are proud to anounce the following award winners:

  • Winner European Control Award of EUCA
    (http://www.euca-control.org/eca.html)

    Ming Cao
    Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
    University of Groningen
    http://www.rug.nl/staff/m.cao/

  • Winner ECC16 Best Student Paper Award

    Henrik Anfinsen, NTNU Trondheim
    PhD Advisor: Ole Morten Aamo
    for the paper:
    Estimating the Left Boundary Condition of Coupled 1-D Linear Hyperbolic PDEs from Right Boundary Sensing
    co-authored by:
    Henrik Anfinsen, Florent Di Meglio and Ole Morten Aamo


  • Finalists ECC'16 Best Student Paper Award:
    (in alphabetical order)

    Henrik Anfinsen, NTNU Trondheim
    PhD Advisor: Ole Morten Aamo
    for the paper:
    Left Boundary Condition of Coupled 1-D Linear Hyperbolic PDEs from Right Boundary Sensing
    co-authored by:
    Henrik Anfinsen, Florent Di Meglio, Ole Morten Aamo

    Daniele Astolfi, University of Bologna
    PhD Advisor: Lorenzo Marconi
    for the paper:
    Low-Power Peaking-Free High-Gain Observers for Nonlinear Systems
    co-authored by:
    Daniele Astolfi, Lorenzo Marconi, Andrew R. Teel

    Sofie Haesaert, TU Eindhoven
    PhD Advisors: Paul M.J. Van den Hof and Alessandro Abate
    for the paper:
    Experiment Design for Formal Verification Via Stochastic Optimal Control
    co-authored by:
    Sofie Haesaert, Paul M.J. Van den Hof, Alessandro Abate

    Noorma Yulia Megawati, University of Groningen
    PhD Advisor: Arjan J. van der Schaft
    for the paper:
    Equivalence of Regular Matrix Pencil DAE Systems by Bisimulation
    co-authored by:
    Noorma Yulia Megawati, Arjan J. van der Schaft

    Sebastian Trip, University of Groningen
    PhD Advisor: Claudio De Persis
    for the paper:
    Optimal Generation in Structure-Preserving Power Networks with Second-Order Turbine-Governor Dynamics
    co-authored by:
    Sebastian Trip, Claudio De Persis

    Sofie Haesaert from TU Eindhoven
    PhD Advisors: Paul M.J. Van den Hof and Alessandro Abate
    for the paper:
    Experiment Design for Formal Verification Via Stochastic Optimal Control
    co-authored by:
    Sofie Haesaert, Paul M.J. Van den Hof, Alessandro Abate

  • Winner ECC'16 Best Application Paper Award:
    Bayesian Optimization for Maximum Power Point Tracking in Photovoltaic Power Plants
    co-authored by:
    Hany Abdelrahman, Felix Berkenkamp, Jan Poland, Andreas Krause
    ETH Zurich and ABB

  • European PhD Award -- awarded by European Embedded Control Institute (EECI):
    Matthias A. MÜLLER
    Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control
    University of Stuttgart
    PhD Advisor: Frank Allgöwer
    thesis: Distributed and economic model predictive control: beyond setpoint stabilization

    Thomas P. PRESCOTT
    Department of Engineering Science
    University of Oxford
    PhD Advisor: Antonis Papachristodoulou
    thesis: Large-Scale Layered Systems and Synthetic Biology: Model Reduction and Decomposition

The awards were presented at the Banquet Thursday evening; see photos here.

European Control Award

The European Control Association (EUCA) is promoting a new "European Control Award" to recognize outstanding contributions by a young researcher in the area of systems and control.

The award is sponsored by the European Control Association (EUCA), and will be presented during the annual European Control Conference. The recipient will give a plenary lecture during the final day of the ECC 2016.

Details of this award and the nomination procedure can be found here.

We encourage all contributors to the conference to identify and to promote potential candidates for the European Control Award 2015, before January 15th, 2016. Please feel free to contact the Awards Chair, Frank Allgower for further information and nominations.