In the weeks after the Deepwater Horizon accident, as plumes of oil rose
from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico to form vast slicks on the sea
surface, Igor Mezic of the University of California, Santa Barbara,
decided to figure out a better way of predicting how that oil would
Graduate student Florian Dorfler has won the 2010 American Control
Conference (ACC) Best Student Paper Award. Florian's winning paper is
titled "Synchronization and Transient Stability in Power Networks and
Non-Uniform Kuramoto Oscillators." It is co-authored with his advisor Francesco Bullo.
For more information, Florian's website is http://engr.ucsb.edu/~dorfler
Please join us in congratulating Professor Hyongsok (Tom) Soh for being named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2010. Professor Soh was only one of two Engineers to receive the award.More information can be found at the official UCSB press release and at the webpage of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.