Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize

  • P.R. Kumar Headshot Photo
    Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize Chair

The Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize was established in 2005 to honor the memory of Antonio Ruberti. Antonio Ruberti was one of the first three Professors of Automatic Control in Italy (together with Giorgio Quazza and Antonio Lepschy). In 1964 the first chair of Automatic Control was established at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and he was hired to occupy that position. He was Faculty Dean and later Rector (for 11 years) of "La Sapienza", Minister of Minister of University and Scientific Research, Commissioner of the EU for Science, Research and Education, and he later held several other positions in EU Commission till his sudden and unexpected death in 2000. His scientific interests in the field of system and control were very wide. In particular, he was one of the early pioneers of geometric control methods for nonlinear systems. For further information about Professor Ruberti, please follow this link to the following website dedicated to his contribution - currently under construction.

This award is to recognize distinguished cutting-edge contributions by a young researcher to the theory or application of systems and control.

Award Information
Prize: 
$5000, Galvanic (photo engraved) plaque, and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses for recipient(s) to attend the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).
Funding: 
Funded by the Ruberti Foundation.
Presentation: 
At the Awards Ceremony of the CSS held during CDC.
Eligibility: 
To be eligible the nominee must be 40 years old or younger on January 1st of the year of the award.
Basis for Judgement: 
Contributions to multidisciplinary research, innovation, and impact on both theory and real world applications.
Award Nomination
Nomination: 

A complete nomination package consisting of a cover letter by the nominator describing why the nominee is deserving of the award together with up to four supporting letters (maximum of 5 letters) and a current vita of the nominee must be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize Committee below by May 15.

Award Recipients

Alexandre Bayen Headshot Photo
2013
for his contributions to control and estimation of partial differential equations with applications to large-scale sensing in traffic flow and shallow-water systems.
Massimo Franceschetti Headshot Photo
2012
for his contributions in physical and information-based foundation of networked control and communication systems.
Pablo Parrilo Headshot Photo
2011
For fundamental contributions to optimization theory and its applications
George J. Pappas Headshot Photo
2010
For fundamental contributions to embedded, hybrid, and networked control systems
Joao P. Hespanha Headshot Photo
2009
For fundamental contributions to adaptive control and to the theory of switched and hybrid systems
Rodolphe Sepulchre Headshot Photo
2008
For contributions to the theory and applications of nonlinear dynamical systems, in particular, coordination, synchronization, and control
Headshot Photo
2007
For contributions to the theory and applications of nonlinear control systems
Vincent Blondel Headshot Photo
2006
For fundamental contributions to control theory, especially stabilization, computational complexity issues, and decidability
Richard D. Braatz Headshot Photo
2005
For theoretical results in the robust control of complex systems, and their application in the process, pharmaceutical, and microelectronics industries