The Giorgio Quazza medal recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions of a researcher and/or engineer to conceptual foundations in the field of systems and control.This IFAC award, created in 1979, is a memorial to the late Giorgio Quazza, a leading Italian electrical and control engineer who served IFAC in many capacities in a most distinguished manner. The medal is presented by the President at each IFAC Triennial Congress at the Opening Ceremony. A prize is presented to the recipient together with the medal.
For the 2014 - 2017 triennial period, the Quazza Medal Selection Committee has the following composition:
Hidenori Kimura (Chair)
Members: David Mayne, Lennart Ljung, Alberto Isidori and Tamer Basar.
|1981||Kyoto||John F. Coales||UK|
|1984||Budapest||Yakov Z. Tsypkin||SU|
|1987||Munich||Karl J. Åström||SE|
|1993||Sydney||Edward J. Davison||CA|
|1996||San Francisco||Alberto Isidori||IT|
|1999||Beijing||Brian D. O. Anderson||AU|
|2014||Cape Town||David Mayne||
For trend-setting contributions to the theory and practice of linear and nonlinear control.
The Nichols Medal, created in 1996, recognizes outstanding contributions of an individual to design methods, software tools and instrumentation, or to significant projects resulting in major applications and advancement of control education. The spirit is captured by the name of Nathaniel Nichols, one of the pioneers of control engineering. The medal is awarded by the IFAC Council on the recommendation of a selection committee. A monetary prize is presented at the IFAC World Congress to the recipient together with the medal.
For the 2014 - 2017 triennial period, the Nichols Medal Selection Committee has the following composition:
Siva S. Banda (Chair)
Members: Katsuhisa Furuta, Pramod Khargonekar, Jan Maciejowski and Reza Moheimani.
|1996||San Francisco||Jürgen Ackermann||DE|
|2005||Prague||William F. Powers||US|
|2014||Cape Town||Reza Moheimani||AU|
For making state-of-the art system identification techniques easily accessible to engineers and scientists through long-term commitment to software development.
The Manfred Thoma medal, created in 2015, recognizes outstanding contributions of a young researcher and/or engineer under the age of 40 to the field of systems and control in its widest sense. It is named after Manfred M. Thoma, a leading contributor to the field of control and to IFAC, and supporter of the careers of many young scientists. The medal is awarded by the IFAC Council on the recommendation of a selection committee. A monetary prize is presented to the recipient together with the medal.
For the 2014-2017 triennial period, the Manfred Thoma Medal Selection Committee is composed as follows: Brian Anderson (Chair)
Members: Richard Braatz, Lei Guo, Manfred Morari and Lihua Xie.
For contributions to distributed and cooperative control.
University of Groningen (ENTEG)
This is an IFAC award to an individual, or a team of individuals, who has made a significant contribution to industrial applications of control. The award is given in technical fields covered by IFAC. The selection is based on industrial achievements measured in terms of:
- Inventions in the control area
- Engineering significance of products and projects
- Industrial leadership
- Promotion of control technology in industry
- Impact of patents
- International recognition
For the 2014 - 2017 triennial period, the Industrial Achievement Award Selection Committee has the following composition:
Serge Boverie (Chair)
Members: Florian Kongoli, Giorgio Rizzoni, Detlef Zühlke and Doo Yong Lee.
|2002||Barcelona||Yasuo Ichii, Shoji Murayama and Takahiro Yamasaki||JP|
|2011||Milan||Anton van Zanten||DE|
|2014||Cape Town||Giovanni Cherubini, Jens Jelitto, Mark Lantz, and Angeliki Pantazi||CH|
Francesco Borrelli, David Germann, Dejan Kihas, Daniel Pachner, Jaroslav Pekar, Greg Stewart
University of California, Berkley
Honeywell International Inc.
This IFAC Award was introduced in 2009 and first awarded in 2011. It acknowledges the impact of a paper published in any of the official IFAC journals on the broad areas of Automatic Control theory and application. A monetary prize is presented to the recipient together with a plaque.
For the 2014 - 2017 triennial period, the High Impact Paper Award Selection Committee has the following composition:
Alberto Isidori (Chair)
Members: David Mayne, Manfred Morari, Carsten Scherer, Tohru Katayama, Panos Antsaklis and Naomi Leonard.
David Mayne, J.B. Rawlings, C.V. Rao, P.O.M. Scokaert
paper: "Constrained Model Predictive Control: Stability and Optimality", published in the IFAC Journal Automatica, vol. 36, pp 789-814, 2000.
|UK, US, BE|
Manfred Morari and Alberto Bemporad
paper: "Control of systems integrating logic, dynamics and constraints", published in the IFAC Journal Automatica, vol. 35, pp 407-427, 1999.
paper: "Set Invariance in Control", published in the IFAC Journal Automatica, vol. 35, no. 11, 1999.