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Doctoral Student Lindsay Allen Receives Best Conference Paper Award


Lindsay AllenLindsay Allen received the Best Conference Paper Award at this year’s IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE), held in Bangalore, India. Her paper, entitled Closed Loop Determinism for Non-Deterministic Environments: Verification for IEC 61499 Logic Controllers, was chosen from a group of four finalists that had been specially selected by the CASE 2009 Awards Committee. Allen and the paper’s two co-authors, Kia Mok Goh of the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and ME Professor Dawn Tilbury, accepted the award at the conference banquet.

Allen is a PhD student in EE: Systems working in the NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems. Last year, she spent a couple months researching at SIMTech in Singapore as part of the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program. Through this program, Allen worked with Goh, who collaborated with her and her advisor, Tilbury, to produce the award-winning paper.

According to its website, IEEE CASE serves as “the primary forum for inter-disciplinary and cross-industry research in automation.” Its goal is to bring together researchers, academicians, and industry practitioners in order to foster dissemination of foundational research in automation. The conference took place from August 22 to 25, 2009.

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