Professor Miroslav Krstic has received the triennial Chestnut
Textbook Prize of the International Federation of Automatic
Control (IFAC) for the book Boundary Control of PDEs. The
award is named in honor of late Harold Chestnut, the
founding president of IFAC (' 57), president of IEEE (' 73), and
member of NAE (' 74).
2014 ASME Dynamic Systems
and Control Conference
The 2014 DSCC comprised 280 papers, selected from 370 submissions
covering the broad field of the theory, practice, and education of
automatic control. The conference technical program also included
special and frontiers sessions focusing on energy, bioengineering,
medicine, advanced manufacturing, and cybersecurity, as well as a
Mathworks workshop on techniques for project-based learning with low
cost hardware support, graduate student lunch workshop, and student-
industry interaction session.
The conference featured plenary talks by Jose A. Gutierrez (Director
of Technology and Innovation for Transocean Ltd.) on “Innovation
Journey in the Oil & Gas Drilling Industry,” and by Robert Ambrose
(NASA) on “NASA’s Challenges for Robot Command and Control”.
The Nyquist Lecture was given by Naomi E. Leonard from Princeton
University, “On the Nonlinear Dynamics of Collective Decision-Making
in Nature and Design”.
The 2014 ASME DSC Conference has also benefited from the generous
funds provided from the ASME DSC Division, to support the attendance
of 82 graduate students at the conference. Moreover, the conference
The 2014 ASME DSC Conference was held October 22-24 in San Antonio, Texas, under the leadership of General Chair Suhada Jayasuriya and Program Chair Jordan M. Berg. In remembrance
of Professor Suhada Jayasuriya, who passed away on July
12, 2014, the conference organizing committee held a
program with a celebration of Suhada’s achievements and
contributions to the DSC community, and dedicated this DSC
conference to Suhada.
Presentation of the 2014 Rufus T. Oldenburger
Medal and Award to Robert Bitmead, University of
California, San Diego (on right) by Satish Narayanan
(ASME DSC Division, 2014-2015 Honors and Awards
KRSTIC RECEIVES THE IFAC HAROLD CHESTNUT