Alleyne wins prestigious AACC award for advancement of control practice

7/6/2018

Andrew Alleyne
Andrew Alleyne
MechSE Professor Andrew Alleyne was named the 2018 recipient of the Control Engineering Practice Award from the American Automatic Control Council (AACC). This is the highest “practitioner” award given in the U.S. to researchers in the controls field.

Alleyne was honored for his “pioneering contributions to modeling, simulation and control of dynamic thermal systems, and their applications in aerospace, automotive and building control industries.”

AACC recognizes one individual or one team for significant contributions to the advancement of control practice. Criteria includes the application and implementation of innovative control concepts, methodology, and technology, for the planning, design, manufacture, and operation of control systems—its importance evidenced by the benefit to society and the degree of acceptance by those who use control as a tool.

Alleyne is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor in MechSE. He is also the principal investigator of the $18.5 million NSF Engineering Research Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS), which is tackling the thermal and electrical challenges surrounding mobile electronics and vehicle design as a single system.

Alleyne, center, receives the award from AACC.
Alleyne, center, receives the award from AACC.
He earned his MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992 and 1994, and joined MechSE in August 1994. He also holds affiliate positions in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Information Trust Institute.

AACC represents the U.S. to the world automatic control community, the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). Nine professional societies are members of the AACC: the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Society for Automation (ISA), the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and Applied Probability Society as a subdivision of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS APS). AACC is a federation of these professional societies.