Center for Systems and Control (CSC@USC) – News


Ketan Savla promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Congratulations, Ketan!


Ashutosh Nayyar receives a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for project titled “Strategic decision-making for communication and control in decentralized systems”. This is the most prestigious NSF award in support of junior faculty.

Congratulations, Ashutosh!


Mihailo Jovanovic was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society “For profound contributions to stability and flow control, and the application of control-theoretic and optimization techniques to the analysis of wall-bounded shear flows, drag reduction, and viscoelastic fluids”. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.

Congratulations, Mihailo!


Petros Ioannou was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “For his contributions to adaptive control and intelligent transportation systems”. AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications and this honor is bestowed upon members by their peers.

Congratulations, Petros!


Petros Ioannou receives the 2016 IEEE Control Systems Society Transition to Practice Award “For the research, development, and transition to practice of the Adaptive Cruise Control utilized by Ford Motor Company in their production vehicles”. This prestigious award recognizes a distinguished contributor to the transition of control and systems theory to practical, industrial, or commercial systems.

Congratulations, Petros!


Former PhD student of Rahul Jain, Dileep Kalathil, joins Texas A&M University as an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Congratulations, Dileep!


Former PhD student of Rahul Jain, Wenyuan Tang, joins North Carolina State University as an assistant professors of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Congratulations, Wenyuan!


Ketan Savla receives the 2017 Donald P. Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) for “Fundamental contributions to cyber-physical systems, network flows, queuing systems, and combinatorial optimization applied to transportation robotics”. The Eckman Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of control engineering and systems theory and it recognizes an outstanding control engineer under the age of 35.

Congratulations, Ketan!


Paper “Submodularity of energy storage placement in power networks” (co-authored by Junjie Qin, Insoon Yang, and Ram Rajagopal) was a finalist (runner-up) for the Best Student Paper Award at the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). Only best four papers - whose primary author is a student member of the IEEE - were selected. CDC is the top conference in the field of control engineering and systems theory and it is organized annually by IEEE.

Congratulations, Insoon!