Daniel Rivera, a professor of chemical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, was recently designated as an IEEE CSS Distinguished Member. He received the award on December 12 during the 2019 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Nice, France. The award recognized Rivera’s outstanding long-term service to the Control Systems Society, most notably his leadership of the CSS Outreach Program.
From 2014 to 2019, Rivera served as chair of the CSS Outreach Task Force, which provides $100,000 annually to outreach projects led by CSS members. He helped applicants from around the world navigate the grant process and greatly contributed to the success of the program.
“I am both humbled and honored to receive this award,” says Rivera, “and grateful for the opportunity to have furthered the outreach goals of the IEEE Control Systems Society in this manner.”
Rivera has been a member of IEEE for nearly 30 years.