European Control Award
Winner of the European Control Award
for his contribution to networked control systems and multi-agent systems
University of Padova
Luca Schenato is currently Associate Professor at the University of Padova. He received the Laurea Degree from the University of Padova in 1999 and the Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2003. He held a visiting position at U.C. Berkeley in 2013-2014 and was the recipient of the Italian Professorship "Returning Brains" in 2004 and of the Eli Jury Award from the EECS Department of UC Berkeley in 2006. His research interests include distributed control, estimation and optimization for multi-agent systems, control subject to communication constraints in networked control systems, and control of biomimetic locomotion. He was one of the organizers of the Conference on Robotics, Communication and Coordination (Robocomm) and the Workshop on Estimation and Control of Networked Systems (Necsys). He is member of IEEE and of the IFAC Technical Commiteee on "Networked Systems", and served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control.
Award Nomination Committee
EUROPEAN CONTROL AWARD
The “European Control Award (ECA)” is to recognize outstanding contributions by a young researcher in the area of systems and control. The award is sponsored by the European Control Association (EUCA), and is presented during the annual European Control Conference. The recipient must have spent a major part of his or her career in Europe and, at the time of the nomination, must be working in a research institution or company in Europe. The ECA award committee (independent of EUCA members) selects the candidate, which is then approved by the EUCA Council.
Prize: 3,000 EUR, a plaque, and travel expenses to the ECC (round trip restricted coach air fare, conference registration, and three conference-rate hotel nights). The recipient will give a plenary lecture during the final day of the ECC, describing a significant contribution to systems and control science or engineering.
Eligibility: To be eligible the nominee must be 40 years old or younger on January 1st of the year of the award.
Basis for Judgment: Contributions to the theory or applications of systems and control.
Funding: Funded by the European Control Association and the ECC organization.
Presentation: At the Awards (or Banquet) Ceremony of the ECC.
Award committee: Composed of 3 members, one of whom is the chairman. They are appointed by the EUCA council. The term of a committee member is 2 years, with a possibility to renew for another 2 years.
Nominations. Nominations must be submitted electronically to the EUCA secretary by January 15th of the year of the award (firstname.lastname@example.org). The nomination application package must include:
The committee then selects one candidate and one alternate, who are submitted to the EUCA Council for approval.
Download the European Control Award Nomination Form