Conference on Decision and Control Best Student-Paper Award

To recognize excellence in a conference paper whose primary contributor(s) is a (are) Student Member(s) of the IEEE.

Award Information
Prize: 
Certificate laminated on a plaque and travel expenses to the CDC for one recipient (round trip restricted (minimal) coach air fare, conference registration, and up to 4 conference-rate hotel-nights for a 3-day conference, and up to 5 conference-rate hotel-nights for a 4-day conference). All four finalists receive certificates and free student conference registrations.
Funding: 
Funded by the IEEE Control Systems Society (General Chair includes this in the budget as a conference expense).
Presentation: 
At the Awards Ceremony of the CSS.
Eligibility: 
Primary contributor(s) of a paper, who was a (were) Student Member(s) of the IEEE at the time of original submission.
Basis for Judgement: 
Originality, clarity, and potential impact on practical applications or theoretical foundations of control.
Award Nomination
Nomination Deadline: 
September 1 of each year.
Nomination: 

Nominations must be made by the student's major professor (advisor) through PaperPlaza by September 1 following the procedure as described on the CDC conference website using the official nomination form. A paragraph certifying that the nominee is the main author of the paper, was a student at the time of the nomination and has a IEEE membership for the current year, a brief description of the contribution of the paper and the main reason for nomination for the award, the advisor's telephone and e-mail information, as well as the student IEEE membership number should be included. Nominations are limited to one per advisor.

Award Recipients

2014
“Team Optimal Control of Coupled Subsystems with Mean-Field Sharing” by Jalal Arabneydi and Aditya Mahajan
2013
(Advisor: John Doyle) "Communication Delay Co-Design in H2 Decentralized Control Using Atomic Norm Minimization," by Nikolai Matni
2012
(Advisor: Rene Vidal) “Intrinsic Consensus on SO(3) with Almost-Global Convergence,” by Roberto Tron, Bijan Afsari and Rene Vidal
2011
(Advisor: Cedric Langbort) “Symmetric Formulation of the Kalman-Yakubovich-Popov Lemma and Exact Losslessness Condition,” by Takashi Tanaka and Cedric Langbort
2010
(Advisor: A. Sahai), "Is Witsenhausen's Counterexample a Relevant Toy?", by P. Grover and A. Sahai
2009
"A Simulation-Based Method for Aggregating Markov Chains" by by K. Deng, P. Mehta and S. Meyn; Advisors: Prashant G. Mehta, Sean Meyn
2008
(M. Sznaier) "A Sparsification Approach to Set Membership Identification of a Class of Affine Hybrid Systems" by N. Ozay, M. Sznaier, C. Lagoa, O. Camps