Misha Mahowald Prize for Neuromorphic Engineering

31 July, 2019, by Rodney Douglas


The Misha Mahowald Prize recognizes outstanding research in neuromorphic engineering. 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 competition is open to any individual or research group worldwide.

The Prize is for a project, not persons.

Entries will likely to fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • a neuromorphic circuit, device or system
  • a neuromorphic algorithm or operating principle
  • a tool which promotes the use of neuromorphic engineering technology

The entry may be a summary of a published or unpublished paper, or a description of a project, product or service. Every project will be considered on its own merits, regardless of the development budget or the group who worked on it. We strongly encourage everyone who has developed a novel contribution to the field to enter, no matter how large or small the project. Projects can be submitted even if they are still in progress. They will be judged according to the results achieved at the time of submission.

The submission of revised versions of projects that have been unsuccessful in previous years, is strongly encouraged.

2019 Prize

  • The value of the 2019 Prize will be $10'000.
  • The prize is decided by a Jury of internationally recognized exterts under the chair of Prof. Terry Sejnowski
  • The essential submission document is limited to 2 A4 pages. Details can be found here
  • The submission deadline is 00:00 UTC 1 October 2019.
  • The decision of the Jury concerning the 2019 Prize will be announced in December 2019.

The prize is administered by iniForum, a Swiss association and events management company that promotes education, research and applications of brain-like computation.


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