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July 20, 2021

Recent PhD graduate Sungho Shin wins three major conference awards

Written By: Jason Daley

Over the past year, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2021 chemical engineering PhD graduate Sungho Shin has received three major awards at meetings and conferences.

In November, Shin won the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Director’s Student Presentation Award at the AIChE annual meeting. The judges selected Shin’s presentation “Overlapping Schwarz: A New Decomposition Paradigm for Large-Scale Optimization” from a field of eight finalists.

In June, 2021, Shin received the Young Author Award at the International Federation of Automatic Control-Advanced Control of Chemical Processes Conference which recognizes a first author under the age of 30. Shin’s paper “Graph-based modeling and decomposition of energy infrastructures” beat out six other finalists from across the globe.

In July, 2021, he won the Young Author Award from the International Federation of Automatic Control-Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Conference for a paper titled “Controllability and Observability Imply Exponential Decay of Sensitivity in Dynamic Optimization” which he co-authored with his UW-Madison PhD advisor, Baldovin-DaPra Associate Professor Victor Zavala.

Currently, Shin is a postdoctoral appointee in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois.