IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award

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    TCNS Senior Editor; CSM Outstanding Paper Award Chair

To recognize an article or column published in the IEEE Control Systems Magazine.

Award Information
A galvanic (photo engraved) plaque for each recipient, and for one recipient of each award, travel expenses to the CDC (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.
Funded by the IEEE Control Systems Society.
At most one (1) award presented annually at the Awards Ceremony of the CSS.
Authors of articles or columns published in the IEEE Control Systems Magazine during the two calendar years preceding the year of the award. The paper publication date is determined by the journal volume date (not the online publication date).
Basis for Judgement: 
Impact on the field of systems and control and benefit to Control Systems Society members.
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.

Award Recipients

2017 - “Stochastic Model Predictive Control: An Overview and Perspectives for Future Research”, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 6, pages 30-44, 2016.

Ali Mesbah Headshot Photo
University of California, Berkeley

2016 - "Energy-Maximizing Control of Wave-Energy Converters: The Development of Control System Technology to Optimize Their Operation," IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 5, pages 30-55, Oct. 2014.

2015 - “The PageRank Problem, Multiagent Consensus, and Web Aggregation: A Systems and Control Viewpoint,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 34-53, March 2014

2014 - “Control of Aerial Robots: Hybrid Force and Position Feedback for a Ducted Fan” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 43-65, August 2012.

2013 - “Iterative Learning Control in Health Care: Electrical Stimulation and Robotic-Assisted Upper-Limb Stroke Rehabilitation” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 18-43, February 2012.

2012 - “Control of Wind Turbines: Approaches, Challenges, and Recent Developments,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 31, No.2, pp. 44-62, April 2011.

2011 - “Adaptive Control and the NASA X-15-3 Flight Revisited,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 32–48, June 2010.