George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award

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    CSS Board of Governors, term ending 31 December 2016 (appointed); George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award Chair

To recognize outstanding papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

Award Information
Prize: 
Certificate laminated on a plaque (one for each author).
Funding: 
Funded by the IEEE Control Systems Society.
Presentation: 
Up to three (3) awards presented annually at the Awards Ceremony of the CSS.
Eligibility: 
Authors of papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control during the two calendar years preceding the year of the award.
Basis for Judgement: 
Originality, potential impact on the theoretical foundations of control, importance and practical significance in applications, and clarity.
Award Nomination
Nomination Deadline: 
May 15 of each year.
Nomination: 

Nominations and reference letters are due by May 15 and must be submitted using the CSS Awards Nomination system at awards.paperplaza.net. Please download the nomination form and follow the instructions.

Award Recipients

2015 - "Decentralized Stochastic Control with Partial History Sharing: A Common Information Approach," IEEE Automatic Control, Vol. 58, No. 7, pp. 1644-1658, July 2013

2015 - “Robust Distributed Routing in Dynamical Networks–Part II: Strong Resilience, Equilibrium Selection and Cascaded Failures,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 333-348, February 2013.

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University of Southern California
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Laboratory for Information Systems Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014 - "A Nonstochastic Information Theory for Communication and State Estimation,’’ IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 58, No. 6, pp. 1497-1510, June 2013.

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Dept of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne

2013 - “Coherence in Large-Scale Networks: Dimension-Dependent Limitations of Local Feedback,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 57, No. 9, pp. 2235-2249, September 2012.

2012 - “Model Reduction by Moment Matching for Linear and Nonlinear Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 55, No. 10, pp.2321-2336, October 2010.

2011 - “To Sample or Not to Sample: Self-triggered Control for Nonlinear Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 55, No. 9, pp. 2030–2042, September 2010.

2010 - "Feedback Control in the Presence of Noisy Channels: ‘Bode-Like’ Fundamental Limitations of Performance,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 53, No. 7, pp. 1604–1615, July 2008.

2009 - "Approximation Metrics for Discrete and Continuous Systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 782-798, May 2007