The Misha Mahowald Prize Prize for Neuromorphic Engineering recognizes outstanding research in neuromorphic engineering, worldwide. The Prize is named for the late Misha Mahowald, one of the most influential pioneers of the field of neuromorphic engineering.
The award is considered annually, with submission deadline around the end of October.
Individuals or groups are invited to submit a description of their work for consideration by the jury of world-leading figures in the field.
New: The Mahowald Early Career Award has been newly established for individual Master's, PhD, and early postdoctoral students. It is now open for 2021 submissions.
The 2020 Prize was unanimously awarded by the jury to Prof. Shih-Chii Liu and collaborators for “Hearing with Silicon Cochleas".
In addition, the jury conferred a Special Posthumous Award on the late Prof. Karlheinz Meier.
Award presentations are being prepared for the summer of 2021, taking into account event restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2019: Greg Cohen and team, Western Sydney University
2018: No award
2017: Davide Scaramuzza and team, University of Zurich
2016: Dharmendra Modha and team, IBM Research – Almaden
Photo credit: T. Delbruck
The prize was created by iniLabs, an organization based in Switzerland dedicated to the promotion of research and applications of brain-like computation.
The prize is administered by iniForum GmbH, a Swiss association and events management company that promotes research and applications of brain-like computation.
Prize directors: Tobi Delbruck (recused for 2020), Rodney Douglas, and Kynan Eng
Prize coordinator: Kathrin Aguilar (CEO iniForum)
Website: Martina Ban
Artwork: Dora Sumislawska