Awards and Honors

  • User-Inspired Research AwardIn recognition and Appreciation of Excellence, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, April 24, 2019
  • The 2016 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award, sponsored by 7 IEEE Societies, ‘For contributions to the design, analysis and implementation of Adaptive Cruise Control Systems
  • The 2016 IEEE Control System Society Transition to Practice Award. ‘For the research development, and transition to practice of the Adaptive Cruise Control utilized by Ford Motor Company in their production vehicles’.   
  • V. ‘Bal’ Balakrishnan Endowed Chair, 2016
  • Senior Research Award, In recognition and Appreciation of Excellence in Research, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, April, 2016
  • The 2012 IEEE Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Society Outstanding Research Award. For Research Contributions in Advanced Vehicle Control Systems and Integration with Traffic’
  • The 2008 IEEE Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Society Outstanding ITS Application Award, ‘For contributions to the design and implementation of Adaptive Cruise Control Systems’
  • 2009 IET Heaviside Medal for Achievement in Control, November 2009
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), since 2009
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) since1992
  • Fellowof the International Federation of Automatic Control since2006
  • IEEE Lifetime Fellow, 2018
  • Fellow of AAAS, 2017
  • 1985 Presidential Young Investigator Award,The White House, February 14, 1985.A five-year award.
  • Outstanding Transactions Paper Awardfor the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Controlduring 1982, 1983.
  • Best Paper Presentationat the Session on “Numerical Methods in Analysis and Design of Control Systems” at the 1991 American Control Conference.
  • Best Paper Presentationat the Session TA1 on “Robust Adaptive Control” at the 1989 American Control Conference.
  • Best Paper Presentationfor 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.
  • Head Prize, June 1978, University College, London, England; Most Outstanding graduate from Mechanical Engineering Department.

Keynote and Invited Speaker

  • S. Tsien International Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series Speaker, ‘Self Driving Cars, Connectivity and Traffic Flow Control, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 09/19/2019
  • Keynote Speaker at the NSF Workshop on Control for Networked Transportation Systems “Traffic Flow Control in a Connected Environment”, July 8-9, 2019, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Keynote Speaker, 2019 International Forum on Innovation and Emerging Industries Development, Shanghai, China, Sept. 17-19, 2019
  • Invited Speaker at University of Minnesota, Department of Mechanical Engineering on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Invited Speaker KIOS Research Center, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, April 8, 2019
  • Invited Speaker,Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, April 26, 2019
  • Keynote Speakerat IET Innovation Conference 2018, 3, 2018, Nicosia Cyprus
  • Plenary Speaker at 2018 European Control Conference, Limassol Cyprus, June 15, 2018
  • Plenary speakerat ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, October 11, 2017, Title: ‘Connectivity and Feedback Control and Optimization in Transportation’
  • Plenary Speaker at the 1st IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications Connected Vehicles: Closing the loop with the highway, August 27-30, 2017, Hawaii, US
  • Keynote Speakerat 29th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (2017 CCDC), May 29, 2017, Chongqing, China, Title: Traffic Flow Control: Closing the loop
  • Keynote Speaker at the 6thSymposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, (hEART 2017), Sept. 12-14, 2017, Haifa, Israel,Title: Connected Vehicles and Control of Traffic
  • Distinguished Lecture(ECE & TASI) at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Oct. 27, 2018, Title: Traffic Flow Control: Closing the loop
  • Distinguished lectureat UC Riverside , May 8, 2017, Title: Combined Variable Speed Limit and Lane Change Control for Highway Traffic
  • Keynote Speakerat the 1st Symposium on Management of Future Motorway and Urban Traffic Systems, Chania (Greece), June 2-3, 2016.
  • Invited panelistfor the session ‘ECE as an Interdisciplinary Science’ University of Illinois, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nov. 6, 2015
  • Invited Speakerfor IPAM Traffic Long Program Opening Day Temescal Gateway Park Retreat , Sept. 8, 2015
  • Invited Speakerfor IPAM program on Traffic Modeling, October 26-27, 2015
  • Invited Speaker University of California San Diego, October 9, 2015
  • Invited Speaker University of California Santa Barbara, January 30, 2015
  • Invited Speaker Traffic Flow Management Culminating Workshop, IPAM, Lake Arrowhead, 12/6-12/11/2015
  • Keynote speakerin the 10th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (IEEE ICCA 2013) June 12-14, 2013, in Hangzhou, China
  • Plenary Speakerfor the 21st IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Chania, Crete, June 2013
  • Invited speakerfor the TRAMAN21 Workshop 2013, Chania, Crete, Nov. 1st, 2013
  • Invited Speaker, 3rdKIOS Workshop, University of Cyprus, June 25, 2013
  • Plenary Speaker at the 17th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, June 24-26, 2009, Makedonia Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Semi-Plenary Speakerat the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Dec. 9-11, 2008 Cancun, Mexico
  • Plenary Speakerat the 11thIFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, August 28-September 1st, 2006, Delft, Netherlands
  • Plenary SpeakerIEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety, Oct. 14-16, 2005, Xi’an, China