UCSB Mechanical Engineering Aluma Hana El-Samad has won the 2011 Donald P. Eckman Award. The Eckman Award is one of the most prestigious awards in control theory. It is given annually to recognize an outstanding young engineer under the age of 35 in the field of Automatic Control. Hana will receive the award at the 2011 American Control Conference in San Francisco.
The citation reads: "For novel application of control theory in the analysis and synthesis of complex biological systems."
The Faculty Research Lecturer is the highest honor that this university
bestows on the faculty. As the chair of the Faculty Research Lecturer
Award Committee, it is my great privilege and honor to announce that the
winner of this year’s Faculty Research Lecturer is Professor Linda
Petzold of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of