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Demosthenis Teneketzis Earns George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for Solution to a Class of Fundamental Control Problems

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Prof. Demosthenis Teneketzis has been awarded the IEEE Control Systems Society's George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for his paper “Decentralized Stochastic Control with Partial History Sharing: A Common Information Approach.” He received the award at this year’s Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2015) in Osaka, Japan on December 17.

This award is given to the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (the top archival journal in Systems and Control) throughout the years 2013 and 2014. The paper was co-authored by Prof. Teneketzis and his two former students, Ashutosh Nayyar (currently an assistant professor at the University of Southern California) and Aditya Mahajan (currently an assistant professor at McGill University).

The paper presents a new methodology that achieves the optimal solution of  a very broad class of previously unsolved stochastic control problems.  One of these problems is a 40-year old conjecture on a class of decentralized stochastic control problems, posed by H. Witsenhausen in 1971.

Prof. Teneketzis' other research interests include communication and queueing networks, stochastic scheduling and resource allocation problems, discrete event systems, and mathematical economics.


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Posted: December 17, 2015