Mostofi selected for the IEEE CSS honor for her “contributions to the fundamentals of communications and control co-optimization in mobile sensor networks”
Mostofi was recognized for her research in the area of mobile sensor networks and her lab work on multi-disciplinary problems at the intersection of the two areas of control and communications. Mostofi’s current research thrusts include RF sensing, X-ray vision for robots, communication-aware robotics, human-robot networks, occupancy estimation, and see-through imaging.
The Ruberti Prize is awarded by CSS to acknowledge contributions by a researcher under the age of 40 in the broad field of systems and control. The award was established in 2005 to honor Ruberti, whose scientific interests in the field of system and control was wide-ranging and was also one of the early pioneers of geometric control methods for nonlinear systems.
Mostofi was presented the Ruberti Prize at the CSS awards ceremony on Dec. 13, 2016 during the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) in Las Vegas, NV.
Along with the Ruberti Prize, she has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, and the IEEE 2012 Outstanding Engineer Award of Region 6 (more than 10 Western U.S. states) and additional awards. Her research has appeared in various reputable news outlets such as BBC, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, and Engadget.