2016 Asian Journal of Control Best Paper Awarded to UW Prof. Behçet Açıkmeşe
Professor Behçet Açıkmeşe won the 2016 Asian Journal of Control Best Paper Award. The paper, titled, “Markov Chain Approach to Probabilistic Guidance for Swarms of Autonomous Agents,” was co-authored with senior research scientist David Bayard of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with whom he has worked on new control methods for autonomous spacecraft swarms and autonomous exploration of primitive celestial bodies, such as, asteroids and comets. The award was presented by Professor Li-Chen Fu at the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) Conference in Tsukuba Japan on September 22, 2016. The Asian Journal of Control, an Asian Control Association (ACA) and Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS) affiliated journal, covers practical research and developments in the areas of control, involving all facets of control theory and its application.