Dr. Warren Dixon, a professor with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was recently awarded the status of an IEEE Fellow for contributions to the adaptive control of uncertain nonlinear systems. The Fellow Grade is the most prestigious rank the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) offers, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, less than 0.1% of voting members are selected for the honor.
After receiving his Ph. D from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clemson University in 2000, and then working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Dr. Dixon joined the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering in 2004. In addition to being an IEEE Fellow, Dr. Dixon has received an NSF CAREER Award (2006-2011), the 2015 & 2009 O. Hugo Schuck (Best Paper) Award, the 2013 Fred Ellersick Award for Best Overall MILCOM Paper (along with co-author John Shea, ECE), a 2012-2013 University of Florida College of Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award, the 2011 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Dynamics Systems and Control Division Outstanding Young Investigator Award, the 2006 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Early Academic Career Award, the 2004 Department of Energy Outstanding Mentor Award, and the 2001 ORNL Early Career Award for Engineering Achievement. Additionally Dr. Dixon has published several books, a dozen book chapters, and over 100 journal and 200 conference papers. He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Air Force Science Advisory Board and from 2010-2015 served as the Director of Operations for the Executive Committee of the IEEE CSS Board of Governors.