June 29 - July 2, 2021

Virtual Conference

ECC21

June 29 - July 2, 2021

Virtual Conference

ECC21

European Systems & Control PhD Thesis Award

The European PhD Award is given annually in recognition of the best PhD thesis in Europe, in the field of Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems, and it is sponsored by EECI http://www.eeci-igsc.eu. The aim is to encourage high-quality works among young researchers in their initial research period. Any thesis, which is defended in European Universities, during the period between 15 July, 2019 and 14 July, 2020, and written in English, is eligible for the PhD award of the Year. The main scientific contributions have to be related with analysis of involved dynamical systems, development of the control and estimation theory, or their applications to cutting-edge real-world problems. The selection is based on a peer-reviewing process with the Scientific Committee approval.

The list of past winners of this award can be downloaded here.

The Scientific Committee of the 2020-year competition co-chaired by Denis Efimov and Luca Greco, was composed of: Alberto Bemporad, Maria Domenica Di Benedetto, Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, Christophe Prieur, and Romeo Ortega.

This yearly competition is in general very tough due to an extraordinary quality of applications. This year, with the help of international Reviewers, 3 finalists have been selected among 15 applicants whose names by alphabetic order are:

  • Giuseppe BELGIOIOSO, “Equilibrium Seeking in Network and Aggregative Games”, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands, PhD Advisors: Siep Weiland and Sergio Grammatico,
  • Adnane SAOUD, “Compositional and Efficient Controller Synthesis for Cyber-Physical Systems”, Paris-Saclay University, France, PhD Advisors: Antoine Girard and Laurent Fribourg,
  • Christos K. VERGINIS, “Planning and Control of Uncertain Cooperative Mobile Manipulator-Endowed Systems under Temporal Logic Tasks”, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, PhD Advisors: Dimos V. Dimarogonas and Danica Kragic,

The winner was announced during the closing session of the ECC2021 on Friday July 2. Christos K. VERGINIS is the winner of the European PhD Award 2020.