Azad Madni, executive director of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering System Architecting and Engineering Program and professor of astronautical engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Computers in Engineering (ASME CIE) Leadership award, an honor acknowledged at a formal award luncheon held on Monday, August 19 in Anaheim, CA.
The Director of Distributed Autonomy and Intelligent Systems Technology, Madni was recognized for his outstanding leadership in advancing the use of computers in engineering practice. His work focuses on intelligent systems for decision support, education and training. He is also the creator of model-driven storytelling, which combines model-based engineering with interactive storytelling. He has received several prestigious awards and honors from the U.S. Government, aerospace, professional societies and the commercial sector.
The ASME CIE Leadership Award is bestowed based on competitive evaluation of accomplishments of candidates. Past winners of the ASME CIE Leadership Award include former CEO of Apple John Sculley and former President and CEO of MacNeal Schwendler Joseph F. Gloudeman.