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Dr. Ufuk Topcu
Dr. Ufuk Topcu Wins 2020 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize
Dr. Ufuk Topcu, an associate professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, is the winner of the 2020 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize. The award, established in 2005, is given annually by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Control Systems Society (CSS) to “recognize outstanding achievement in research in systems and control by a young researcher and to honor the memory of Dr. Antonio Ruberti.”
Topcu, who joined the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Oden Institute in 2015, specializes in the theoretical and algorithmic aspects of design and verification of autonomous systems. His group's work is at the intersection of formal methods, controls and learning. Current projects address creating truly autonomous systems with decision-making capabilities in uncertain environments and improving technology that involves human and autonomous interaction.