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:
Per Danzl is the recepient of the 2011 Best PhD Thesis Award in
Mechanical Engineering at UCSB, for his dissertation entitled "Dynamical Characterization and Feedback Control of Oscillatory Neural Systems," completed in Spring 2010.
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.