Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize

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    Editor-in-Chief TAC; Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize Chair; Areas of expertise: H-infinity control; Mechanical systems/robotics; Model/Controller reduction; Geometric methods for nonlinear systems; Observers for nonlinear systems; Adaptive control.

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
$5000, Galvanic (photo engraved) plaque, conference registration, economy airfares and four days accommodation for the recipient to attend the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).
Funded by the Ruberti Foundation.
At the Awards Ceremony of the CSS held during CDC.
To be eligible the nominee must be 40 years old or younger on January 1st of the year of the award.
Basis for Judgement: 
The breadth, caliber, challenge, and promise of their contributions to multidisciplinary research, innovation, and impact on theory or real world applications.
Award Nomination
Nomination Deadline: 
May 15 of each year.

Nominations and reference letters are due by May 15 and must be submitted using the CSS Awards Nomination system at Please download the nomination form and follow the instructions. It is strongly discouraged for the same person to write support letters for multiple nominations in the same year.

Award Recipients

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For Contributions to the Fundamentals of Networked and Cyber-Physical Systems.
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For pioneering contributions to distributed coordination and control of multi-agent systems.
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for contributions to the fundamentals of communications and control co-optimization in mobile sensor networks.
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For contributions to the analysis and design of cyber-physical systems.
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for contributions to the theory and applications of nonlinear control, stability and passivity
Alexandre Bayen Headshot Photo
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
for his contributions in physical and information-based foundation of networked control and communication systems.
Pablo Parrilo Headshot Photo
for fundamental contributions to optimization theory and its applications
George J. Pappas Headshot Photo
for fundamental contributions to embedded, hybrid, and networked control systems
Joao P. Hespanha Headshot Photo
for fundamental contributions to adaptive control and to the theory of switched and hybrid systems
Rodolphe Sepulchre Headshot Photo
for contributions to the theory and applications of nonlinear dynamical systems, in particular, coordination, synchronization, and control
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for contributions to the theory and applications of nonlinear control systems
Vincent Blondel Headshot Photo
for fundamental contributions to control theory, especially stabilization, computational complexity issues, and decidability
Richard D. Braatz Headshot Photo
for theoretical results in the robust control of complex systems, and their application in the process, pharmaceutical, and microelectronics industries