Wei Ren, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCR BCOE, has been awarded the 2017 IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize for “pioneering contributions to distributed coordination and control of multi-agent systems”. The award was presented during the CSS Awards Ceremony at the 2017 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Melbourne, Australia December 12-15, 2017. The award recognizes distinguished cutting-edge contributions by a young researcher at or under the age of 40 to the theory or application of systems and control.
The Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize was established in 2005 to honor the memory of Antonio Ruberti, one of the first three Professors of Automatic Control in Italy. He was later the Minister for the Coordination of Scientific and Technological Research of the Italian Government and Commissioner of the European Union for Science, Research and Education. More information about the award can be found at http://www.ieeecss.org/awards/antonio-ruberti-young-researcher-prize.