Prof. Sandra Hirche has been awarded with the prestigious ERC Proof of Concept Grant. ERC Proof of Concept Grant are meant to support the translation of fundamental results achieved into a commercial or socially valuable proposition, i.e. the initial steps of pre-competitive development. Only ERC grantees are eligible to apply.
In her ERC Proof of Concept project "con-PDmode" Sandra Hirche and her team will deliver a software prototype for control-oriented modelling and estimation of Parkinson’s disease symptoms based on low-cost wearable sensors that are transparent and platform agnostic. It will exploit the research results from her ERC Starting Grant "Control based on Human Models".
Prof. Sandra Hirche has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for her scientific contributions to human-machine interaction and networked control (effective Jan 1, 2020).
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Prof. Sandra Hirche has been awarded with the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant. ERC grants is a highly competitive funding line by the European Commission. ERC Consolidator Grant are open to researchers with between seven and 12 years' experience since completion of a doctorate and can receive up to 2 million euros in funding.
In her ERC project "CO-MAN" Sandra Hirche will develop fundamentally novel approaches for safe data-driven control for human-centric systems bridging gap between rigorous control and flexible machine learning techniques. She has already been awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2013.
The paper "An Uncertainty-Based Control Lyapunov Approach for Control-Affine Systems Modeled by Gaussian Process", co-authored by Jonas Umlauft, Lukas Pöhler, and Sandra Hirche, received the 2018 Outstanding Student Paper Award of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, the flagship conference of the Control System Society.
The paper “A virtual embodiment paradigm in evaluation of human-in-the-loop control” co-authored by Philipp Beckerle, Satoshi Endo and Sandra Hirche has been selected as one of the four finalists at the 2nd IFAC conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems (CPHS) 2018 in Miami, USA.
The paper entitled “Bounded Consensus of Linear Multi-Agent Systems with External Disturbances Through a Reduced-Order Adaptive Feedback Protocol” authored by Xianwei Li and Sandra Hirche received the SCIS-CCC Poster Paper Award at the Chinese Control Conference in Wuhan/China in July, 2018. The paper was selected among more than 800 candidates.
Dr.-Ing. Melanie Kimmel has received the Walter Gademann Preis 2018 for her Dissertation“ Constrained Nonlinear Control for Safe Human-Robot Interaction“ on 9.11.2018.
Armin Lederer got the Kurt-Fischer Award for his Master thesis "Data-driven approaches to model predictive control" in May 2018 erhalten. Jonas Umlauft and Prof. Sandra Hirche were the supervisors.
The paper entitled “LQG Control via Wireless Sensor Networks with Minimal Power” authored by Touraj Soleymani, Sandra Hirche and John S. Baras has been selected as finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at the 14th Workshop on Discrete Event Systems at Sorrento Coast in Italy in 2018.
Paper entitled “Estimating unknown object dynamics in human-robot manipulation tasks” authored by Denis Cehajic, Pablo Dohmann, and Sandra Hirche has been awarded the Best Conference Paper Award - Finalist and the Best Paper Award on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) - Finalist at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Singapore.
Prof. Sandra Hirche has become a member of The European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The official announcement will take place in March 2015. The focus of the Academy is on interdisciplinary discussion across specialist areas, ideologies and scientific cultures as well as promoting transnational dialog and visionary developments of new scientific knowledge and academic thinking. You will find more information about The European Academy of Sciences and Arts here.
Denis Cehajic got the Finalist Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in 2014.
Dr.-Ing. Adam Molin got the Kurt-Fischer-Award for his PhD Thesis „Optimal Event-triggered Control with Communication Constraints“ in November 2014 from EIKON e.V.
Dominik Sieber is one of the finalists for the Best Student Paper Award of the 13th European Control Conference (ECC). The award for the paper titled “Uncontrollability of Controlled Consensus Networks characterized by Faria Vectors” (co-author Prof. Sandra Hirche) has been presented to Dominik Sieber on June 26th, 2014 in Strasbourg (France).
Frederik Deroo and Prof. Sandra Hirche were awarded the Best Paper Award 2013 for the journal paper"A MATLAB Toolbox for Large-Scale Networked Systems" in the tools category of the journal at-Automatisierungstechnik .
For the paper titled “6D Workspace Constraints for Physical Human-Robot Interaction Using Invariance Control with Chattering Reduction" Melanie Kimmel got the Best Student Paper Award of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2012 in Vilamoura, Portugal. This paper was also awarded as Best Application Paper Finalist for Melanie Kimmel, Martin Lawitzky and Prof. Sandra Hirche.