University of Cyprus academic Marios Polycarpou was awarded the prestigious IFAC Fellow Award by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for his contributions to the theory and application of intelligent control and learning systems. IFAC, a worldwide federation of 52 national member organizations (NMO), is tasked with promoting the science and technology of automatic control in all systems, whether is engineering, physical, biological, social or economic, in both theory and application.
The IFAC Fellow Award is given to persons who have made outstanding and extraordinary contributions in the field of interest of IFAC, in the role as an Engineer/Scientist, Technical Leader, or Educator. Professor Marios Polycarpou is the first researcher from Cyprus to have been awarded the IFAC Fellow Award and this is a tremendous honor for him, as well as for the scientific community of Cyprus.
Marios Polycarpou received his award during the 20th IFAC World Congress which took place in Toulouse, France between 9-14 July 2017 with more than 3,400 participating scientists and engineers from academia and industry. The IFAC World Congress takes place every three years and offers the most up-to-date and complete view of control and automation techniques, with the widest coverage of application fields.