The Michigan Engineer News Center

Demosthenis Teneketzis earns George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for solution to a class of fundamental control problems

This award is given to the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control throughout the years 2013 and 2014.| Short Read
EnlargeProf. Teneketzis

Prof. Demosthenis Teneketzis has been awarded the IEEE Control Systems Society‘s George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for his paper “Decentralized Stochastic Control with Partial History Sharing: A Common Information Approach.” He received the award at this year’s Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2015) in Osaka, Japan on December 17.

This award is given to the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (the top archival journal in Systems and Control) throughout the years 2013 and 2014. The paper was co-authored by Prof. Teneketzis and his two former students, Ashutosh Nayyar (currently an assistant professor at the University of Southern California) and Aditya Mahajan (currently an assistant professor at McGill University).

The paper presents a new methodology that achieves the optimal solution of  a very broad class of previously unsolved stochastic control problems.  One of these problems is a 40-year old conjecture on a class of decentralized stochastic control problems, posed by H. Witsenhausen in 1971.

Prof. Teneketzis’ other research interests include communication and queueing networks, stochastic scheduling and resource allocation problems, discrete event systems, and mathematical economics.

Related stories: Demos Teneketzis ◦ Control Systems

Posted: December 17, 2015

Prof. Teneketzis
Portrait of Catharine June


Catharine June
ECE Communications and Marketing Manager

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

(734) 936-2965

3301 EECS

The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read