Paulo Tabuada, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received the Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best New Application Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Robotics and Automation Society.

The award was presented to Tabuada and collaborators Xiangru Xu, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jessy Grizzle, of the University of Michigan; and Aaron Ames, from Caltech.

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society is an association dedicated to fostering the development of and to facilitating the exchange of robotics and automation knowledge that benefits members, the profession and humanity. The society aids in promoting close cooperation and exchange of technical information by holding meetings, sponsoring publications and providing for the needs of its members and affiliates.

Tabuada is the Vijay K. Dhir Professor of Engineering at UCLA. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, control systems and security. Tabuada has previously been honored with a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, the 2009 Donald P. Eckman Award, the 2011 George S. Axelby Award and the 2015 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize.