Doctoral Student Wins Top Control Systems Award

Ge Lv, an electrical engineering PhD student, received the student best paper award at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Osaka, Japan. The IEEE CDC is the flagship conference of the top control systems society in the world, making this a competitive award. 

“I was thrilled to hear that Ge brought home the gold from the premiere conference in the control systems field,” said Lv’s advisor Dr. Robert Gregg, assistant professor of bioengineering and mechanical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. “This award is a great start to his career, and it proves more broadly that UT Dallas students can compete with the best of them.”

Lv’s paper, “Orthotic Body-Weight Support Through Underactuated Potential Energy Shaping with Contact Constraints,” was judged on originality, clarity, and potential impact on practical applications or theoretical foundations of control.

Dr. Mark W. Spong, dean of the Jonsson School and a pioneer in the control systems field, was in attendance at the conference.

“It was a proud moment for me to see the UT Dallas name displayed on the screen at the award ceremony. Congratulations to Ge and to Bobby for his mentorship," Spong said .