Awards and Honors

  • The 2016 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award
  • The 2012 IEEE ITS Outstanding Research Award, Oct. 2012
  • The 2009 IET Heaviside Medal for Achievement in Control, November 2009
  • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society 2008 Outstanding ITS Application Award, June 2009
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technologies (IET) since 2009
  • Fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) since 2006
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) since 1992
  • Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control since 2006
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, The Latter-day Saint Student Association, March 2007
  • Plenary Speaker at the 17th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, June 24-26, 2009, Makedonia Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Semi-Plenary Speaker at the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Dec. 9-11, 2008 Cancun, Mexico
  • Invited to be a Keynote Speaker at the 2nd IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics & Applications, 23-25 May, 2007
  • Plenary Speaker at the 11th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, August 28-September 1st, 2006, Delft, Netherlands
  • Plenary Speaker IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety, Oct. 14-16, 2005, Xi’an, China
  • Keynote speaker in the 10th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (IEEE ICCA 2013) June 12-14, 2013, in Hangzhou, China
  • Plenary Speaker for the 21st IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Chania, Crete, June 2013
  • Invited speaker for the TRAMAN21 Workshop 2013, Chania, Crete, Nov. 1st, 2013
  • Invited Speaker, 3rd KIOS Workshop, University of Cyprus, June 25, 2013
  • 1985 Presidential Young Investigator Award, The White House, February 14, 1985.  A five-year award.
  • Outstanding Transactions Paper Award for the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control during 1982, 1983.
  • Best Paper Presentation at the Session on “Numerical Methods in Analysis and Design of Control Systems” at the 1991 American Control Conference.
  • Best Paper Presentation at the Session TA1 on “Robust Adaptive Control” at the 1989 American Control Conference.
  • Best Paper Presentation for the paper “Identification and Control of Aircraft Dynamics Using Radial Basis Function Neural Networks” in the 1992 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference.
  • Commonwealth Scholarship, April 1975 – July 1978, The Association of Commonwealth Universities, London, England.
  • Sessional Prize, A Goldsmid Prize, for the sessions 1975-1976, 1976-1977, University College, London, England.
  • P. Head Prize, June 1978, University College, London, England; Most Outstanding graduate from Mechanical Engineering Department.