Today President Obama named Sumita Pennathur one of the recipients of the PECASE award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early states of their independent careers.
ME Professor Rouslan Krechetnikov has been awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award which was announced September 19, 2011. His award is for a proposal entitled, "Low-dimensional modeling and identification of finite-amplitude instabilities in complex systems." The press release concerning the DARPA YFA program and awardees can be found here:
DARPA Grants More than $11M to Young Scientists
In 6 short weeks students have gone from
"what's a microcontroller?" to competing in a challenge where
autonomous (no remote control) robots navigate a complex playing field
two at a time in search of many foam blocks of "cheese."
ME graduate student Florian Dorfler and his advisor Francesco Bullo have won the 2010 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award. Their work on "Synchronization and Transient Stability in Power Networks and Non-Uniform Kuramoto Oscillators" was selected by the American Automatic Control Council as the best paper at the 2010 American Control Conference in the Theory category.