The Prize and Awardees
The Misha Mahowald Prize recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of neuromorphic engineering. Neuromorphic engineering is defined as the construction of artificial computing systems which implement key computational principles found in natural nervous systems. Understanding how to build such systems may enable a new generation of intelligent devices, able to interact in real-time in uncertain real-world conditions under severe power constraints, as biological brains do.
The winner of the 2020 Prize will receive a certificate and USD $10,000.
The Prize was established in 2016 by iniLabs, an organization based in Switzerland dedicated to the promotion of research and applications of brain-like computation. From 2019 onwards the Prize is being managed by iniForum.
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The independent jury awarded the 2019 prize to the group of Prof. Greg Cohen at Western Sydney University and presented it in an online ceremony during the 2020 Telluride Neuromorphic workshop (due to Covid-19 travel restrictions).
No Award could be made for 2018.
The independent jury awarded the 2017 Prize to the group of Prof. Davide Scaramuzza at the University of Zurich, and presented in a ceremony at the Institute of Neuroinformatics in Zurich on 19 June 2017.