U-M’s Mechanical Engineering (ME) professor Dawn Tilbury led and chaired the 2014 American Control Conference this past June in Portland, Oregon. The annual event, which welcomed more than 1,200 registrants from more than 40 countries, included a wide range of world-renowned engineering faculty, many of which spoke at the event. Our own ME professor, Anna Stefanopoulou, was on-hand to deliver one of the semi-plenary talks. She presented on the control of powertrain systems at the high efficiency limit, including internal combustion engines as well as batteries and fuel cells.
The ACC is internationally recognized as a premier scientific and engineering conference dedicated to the advancement of control, theory and practice. The conference brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest findings in control research and practice. The 2014 ACC featured several kinds of presentations including contributed and invited papers, invited sessions, tutorial sessions, and special sessions along with workshops and exhibits.