-By Francesca Serra
IFAC - International Federation of Automatic Control - has assigned one of the Fellow Awards 2014 - 2017 to Jeff Shamma, KAUST Professor of Electrical Engineering and PI of the RISC Laboratory (Robotics, Intelligent Systems and Control).
The award is an international distinction given to scientists for their contributions in the fields of interest of IFAC under the form of technical publications, patents, control solutions, products, software, and leadership in research, development, and education. Jeff Shamma received the award for his contribution to linear parameter varying systems, multi-agent systems, game theory, and robust control.
The IFAC Fellow Award will be assigned to the 34 nominees next year in Toulouse, during the 20th triennial World Congress of IFAC. "This is peer recognition of a body of work", said Shamma "both my early work on robust control systems as well as my more recent work on multi-agent systems".
Shamma, who studied at Georgia Tech and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is no new to international recognition for his scientific research: in 1993 he received the NSF Young Investigator Award, in 1996 the American Automatic Control Council Donald P. Eckman Award and in 2013 the Mohammed Dahleh Award.
Since at CEMSE Division, Shamma has focused his interests in robotics and autonomous systems with particular emphasis on multi-agent systems and networked decision architectures. Other specific fields of interest include decision and control, network science, and game theory with applications in cyber-physical and societal network systems.