Professor Alex Bayen, faculty member in CEE Systems Engineering, won the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, which was awarded to him at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, in Florence, on Dec. 12.
Bayen won the award for his contributions to control and estimation of partial differential equations with applications to large scale sensing in traffic flow and shallow water systems--in reference to the Mobile Millennium and the Floating Sensor Network.
The Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize honors the memory of Antonio Ruberti. The award recognizes distinguished cutting-edge contributions by a young researcher to the theory or application of systems and control.
Antonio Ruberti was one of the first three Professors of Automatic Control in Italy and one of the early pioneers of geometric control methods for nonlinear systems.