IAAC actively seeks to promote and support graduate students in all areas of control engineering and systems science. Graduate students in these areas are strongly encouraged to take part in IAAC workshops. IAAC also organizes special graduate students workshops and research awards, as detailed below.

GSC Workshops

IAAC maintains a successful sequence of annual GSC—Graduate Students in Systems and Control— workshops, where graduate students in systems and control from Israeli universities are invited to present their latest research results. These meetings provide an opportunity for the graduate students to present their work to senior faculty members and to interested delegates from industry, as well as get acquainted with each other's work. For details on past and future GSC workshops see the Events section.

Velger Prize

The Velger Prize for Graduate Students in Systems and Control  has been established jointly by Elop and IAAC on the name of the late Dr. Marko Velger, a distinguished member of the Israeli control community, who passed away in 2008. The prize, inaugurated in 2009, is awarded annually to the best GSC presentation. The main criteria for the prize are novelty, scientific merit, applicability, and quality of presentation.

Past recipients:

2009
Maxim Kristalny (ME, Technion, supervised by Leonid Mirkin)
“On the Four-Block Model Matching Problem with Preview”
2010
Liron Its'haki-Allerhand (EE, Tel-Aviv Univ, supervised by Uri Shaked)
“Robust Stability and Stabilization of Linear Switched Systems with Dwell Time”
2011
Daniel Sigalov (AE, Technion, supervised by Yaakov Oshman, joint work with Tomer Michaeli)
“Linear Optimal State Estimation in Systems with Independent Mode Transitions”
2012
Guy Scher (ME, Technion, supervised by Yoram Halevi)
“Control of a Flexible Beam using Infinite Dimension Transfer Functions”
2013
Dmitriy Laschov (EE, Tel-Aviv Univ, supervised by Michael Margaliot)
“Minimum-time control of Boolean networks”
2014
Naty Shemer (CEE, Technion, supervised by Amir Degani)
“Control of SLIP Modelled Robot Using a Simplified Instantaneous Model”
2015
Ari Berger (CEE, Technion, supervised by Per-Olof Gutman)
“Time Optimal Trajectory Planning with Feedforward and Friction Compensation”
2016
Yoram Zarai (EE, Tel-Aviv Univ, supervised by Michael Margaliot)
“Controlling mRNA translation”

Financial Support

Graduate (and undergraduate) students enjoy discounted registration fees to all IAAC workshops and courses. Additional support, including complete waiving of registration fees, may be possible upon request for full-time students who are not supported by their adviser or institution.

Student Travel Stipend program

One of our goals is to encourage the participation of Israeli graduate students in international conferences and schools in various areas of control. To this end, IAAC sets up a Student Travel Stipend program, IAAC-STS, to assist with registration, travel, and accommodation expenses for research graduate students. See the program regulations (in Hebrew) for details. The application form is available in PDF and DOC forms and the expenses declaration form required for reimbursement is available in DOC form.