Misha Mahowald Prizes for Neuromorphic Engineering

Welcome to the Misha Mahowald Prizes

The Misha Mahowald Prize 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.

The Mahowald Early Career Award has been established for individual Master's, PhD, and early postdoctoral students. It is open for submissions year-round, and evaluated once per year.

Individuals or groups are invited to submit a description of their work for consideration by the jury of world-leading figures in the field. The annual deadline is October 31.

2021 Prize announced

The 2021 Misha Mahowald Prize is shared by two separate teams of researchers who have used neuromorphic principles to build devices that help disabled humans improve sensory and motor interaction with the world

Award presentations are being prepared for summer 2022.

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, Rodney Douglas, and Kynan Eng

Prize coordinator: Kathrin Aguilar (CEO iniForum)

Website: Martina Ban

Artwork: Dora Sumislawska