Moura, Perez Earn O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award

September 14, 2017

The American Automatic Control Council has awarded ITS Berkeley affiliate Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Scott Moura and Graduate Student Researcher in the Energy, Controls, and Applications Laboratory (eCAL) Hector Perez the 2016 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award.

“We are incredibly honored and humbled to receive the Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award. It’s a delight to bring UC Berkeley another prestigious award in the controls field, in a very long line of prestigious controls awards won by our faculty,” says Moura.
The paper titled “Sensitivity-Based Interval PDE Observer for Battery SOC Estimation” earned the award in the Application category and will be publicly announced and presented at the 2016 American Control Conference (ACC) during the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Boston, MA.
“It is an honor to receive the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award. We are humbled to have the opportunity to win such an award for the
 work produced in our laboratory, and I am grateful for the mentorship I have received throughout the years,” says Perez.
The paper develops a sensitivity-based interval observer that maps bounded parameter uncertainty to state estimation intervals within the context of electrochemical battery partial differential equation (PDE) models and state of charge (SOC) estimation.
The O. Hugo Schuck Award is given to recognize the best two papers presented at the previous ACC. One award is for a paper emphasizing contributions to theory and the other emphasizing significant or innovative applications. The papers must have been presented by one of the coauthors. Criteria for selection include the quality of the written and oral presentation, the technical contribution, timeliness, and practicality.
Advised by Moura, Perez is a CEE Systems Engineering PhD candidate and this paper was selected for the Student Best Paper Award at the 2015 ACC.