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Best Student Paper Award

Finalists for Best Student Paper Award

The following papers have been selected as finalists for the best student paper award:

Finalist: Ramtin Madani (Advisor: Javad Lavaei)
"Low-Rank Solutions of Matrix Inequalities With Applications to Polynomial Optimization and Matrix Completion Problems,"
by Ramtin Madani, Ghazal Fazelnia, Somayeh Sojoudi, Javad Lavaei

Finalist: Zak Costello (Advisor: Magnus Egerstedt)
"The Degree of Nonholonomy in Distributed Computation,"
by Zak Costello and Magnus Egerstedt

Finalist: Victor Sebastiaan Dolk (Advisor: W.P.M.H. Heemels)
"Event-triggered Control: Tradeoffs Between Transmission Intervals and Performance,"
by Victor Sebastiaan Dolk, Dominicus Paulus Borgers and W.P.M.H. Heemels

Finalist: Jalal Arabneydi (Advisor: Aditya Mahajan)
"Team Optimal Control of Coupled Subsystems with Mean-Field Sharing,"
by Jalal Arabneydi and Aditya Mahajan

Best Student Paper Award

Purpose: To recognize excellence in a conference paper contribution whose primary author is a student member of the IEEE.

Basis: Originality, clarity, and potential impact on practical applications or theoretical foundations of control.

Guidelines: To be eligible, the primary and first listed author must be a student at the time of original submission and have a current IEEE membership for the year 2014, and the paper must have been accepted for presentation at the CDC 2014.

Procedure: Nominations must be made by the student's major professor (advisor) through PaperPlaza.

  1. Fill out the nomination form
  2. Submit the form for Best Student Paper Award by following: Start => Submit a paper or session proposal links. Then submit the nomination by clicking the "Submit" link next to Paper Award Nomination.

Important Information: The nominating form must be filled out in full containing the following information:

  1. A paragraph certifying that the nominee is the main author of the paper, was a student at the time of the nomination and has a current IEEE membership for the year 2014. The student's IEEE membership number must be included in the nominating letter.
  2. A paragraph with a brief description of the contribution of the paper and the main reason why the paper is being nominated for the award.
  3. The advisor's telephone number and e-mail address.
  4. Session code and the original submission number assigned by PaperPlaza.
  5. Nominations are limited to one per advisor.
Nominations Open: July 20, 2014
Nominations Close: August 31, 2014


Please follow this link to apply for Student Travel Award.

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Key dates (2014)
Submission Site Open:January 4
Invited Session
Proposals Due:
March 10
Initial Paper
Submissions Due:
Firm deadline, no extension!
March 20
Workshop Proposals Due:May 1
Paper and Workshop
Decision Notification:
mid-July
Final Submission Open:August 1
Registration Opens:August 1
Accepted Papers Due:September 20


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