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sor and John R.
Jones III Faculty
Tarazaga took 14
students, including two undergraduates, to the
IMAC XXXVII Conference and Exposition
on Structural Dynamics. The group took part
in 15 presentations.
Zuo, John R. Jones
III Faculty Fellow,
delivered a key-
note talk at the
4th Asian Wave
and Tidal Energy
ical Motion Rectifier: A High Efficient and
Reliable WEC Power Takeoff."
Zuo gave an invited keynote at the First
International Conference on Vibration and
Energy Harvesting Application, in Shenzhen,
China, "Energy Harvesting: From Wireless
Sensors and Self-Powered Control to Blue
Energy." The event was attended by more
than 100 people from 38 institutions in Asia
At a seminar at Columbia University, Zuo
spoke on "Towards Blue Dream: The Design,
Dynamics, and Control of an Innovative
Power Take Off for Ocean Wave Energy
Zuo and graduate student Yu Pan won the
2018 Best Paper Award on Vibration Appli-
cations the ASME 2018 Dynamics System and
Control Conference for "Performance eval-
uation of train suspension energy harvesting
shock absorber on railway vehicle dynamics."
Wu receives Chinese award
Doctoral student Yongjia Wu, who stud-
ies thermoelectric energy harvesting with
Professor Lei Zuo, received the 2019 Chi-
nese Government Award for Outstanding
Self-Financed Students Abroad. Established
by the China Scholarship Council, the award
is presented to 500 of the more than half a
million students who study abroad each year.
Ben-Tzvi publications, awards
in January. The
Journal of Control,
Automation, and Systems award was in rec-
ognition of outstanding service and dedicated
work as an editorial board member of the
IJCAS and for his exceptional contributions in
the advancement of the journal.
Ben-Tzvi and his graduate students have
published the following journal papers in
Sebastian, B., Ben-Tzvi, P., “Active Distur-
bance Rejection Control for Handling Slip
in Tracked Vehicle Locomotion” Journal of
Mechanisms and Robotics, Transactions of
the ASME, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 021003: 1-12,
Ren, H., Kumar, A., Ben-Tzvi, P., “LOSA-X:
Expandable 3D Motion Tracking System”
IEEE Sensors Journal, Published online, Janu-
ary 2019. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2893550
Rone, W., Liu, Y., Ben-Tzvi, P., "Maneu-
vering and Stabilization Control of a Bipedal
Robot with a Universal-Spatial Robotic Tail"
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics Journal, Vol.
14, Issue 1, pp. 016014: 1-16, January 2019.