Mechanical engineering's Ray wins ASME Paynter Award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Asok Ray, distinguished professor of mechanical engineering, is the recipient of the 2012 Henry M. Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Dynamic Systems and Control Division Honors Committee.

Ray is honored for his fundamental contributions to statistical pattern recognition, life extending control of dynamical systems for structural durability, and integrated communication and control in the science of autonomy.

Named a Distinguished Professor at Penn State in 2003, Ray has also won research awards from the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society in 1995 and 2002. He earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering in 1976 and his master of science in mathematics in 1978, both from Northeastern University. Ray also holds a bachelor of science and a master of science in electrical engineering from Calcutta University.

Ray received his award Oct. 18 at the 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, a premier international conference addressing the latest advances in theory and practice of dynamic systems and control.

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Last Updated October 23, 2012