Nominations for the four AACC awards for 1998 are now being solicited. The awards consist of a certificate and an honorarium, and they will be presented at the 1998 American Control Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Nomination packages should be prepared in accordance with the AACC Award Nomination Form (which can be obtained from the AACC web site at http://www.ece.nwu.edu/~ahaddad/aacc/awards.html or from the AACC Secretariat, Abraham Haddad) and include the following: biographical information, a statement identifying and evaluating the accomplishments on which the nomination is based, a minimum of three and a maximum of five reference letters, a current list of publications and patents, and any additional supporting material that could have bearing on that award. The nomination package is due by December 1, 1997 and should be sent to Professor Abraham Haddad at the following address:
Abraham H. Haddad
Department of ECE
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3118
Tel: (847) 491-3641
FAX: (847) 491-4455
The awards are described as follows:
RICHARD E. BELLMAN CONTROL HERITAGE AWARD: For distinguished career contributions to the theory or applications of automatic control. The nominee is to have spent a significant part of his or her career in the United States. Posthumous nominations are not allowed.
DONALD P. ECKMAN AWARD: For outstanding accomplishments by a young engineer in the field of automatic control. Nominees must be younger than 35 years at the time of the award. The award is based on contributions made while the nominee was a resident of the United States.
EDUCATION AWARD: For outstanding contributions to automatic control education in any form. The awardee normally is a teacher, but there is no formal requirement that nominees be members of a university faculty.
O. HUGO SCHUCK BEST PAPER AWARD: For each of the best two papers presented at the previous American Control Conference. The award winning papers must have been presented by the author or a co-author at the conference. Selection criteria include quality of the written and oral presentation, technical contribution, timeliness, and practicality, with one award emphasizing contributions to theory and the other emphasizing significant or innovative applications.
The Chair of the AACC Awards Committee for 1997-99 is Dr. Marwan Simaan, Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.
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