ME Ph.D. student, Molong Duan, has won the best student paper award at the 2015 Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference for his paper titled, “Tracking Control of Non-minimum Phase Systems using Filtered Basis Functions: A NURBS-based Approach.” It was co-authored by fellow ME Ph.D. student, Keval Ramani, and ME Assistant Professor, Chinedum Okwudire, all from the Mechatronics and Sustainability Research Lab. The paper was chosen for the award amongst 56 nominations and 6 finalists. Half of the finalists were from the U-M ME department.
The other U-M ME finalists were:
Co-authors: Paramsothy Jayakumar, ME Professor Jeffrey Stein, ME Assistant Research Scientist Tulga Ersal
Title: “An MPC Algorithm with Combined Speed and Steering Control For Obstacle Avoidance in Autonomous Ground Vehicles”
Co-authors: Wubing Qin, Necmiye Ozay, ME Assistant Professor Gabor Orosz
Title: “Hybrid System Based Analytical Approach For Optimal Gear Shifting Schedule Design”