Azad Madni, executive director of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering System Architecting and Engineering Program and professor of astronautical engineering, received the 2019 AIAA/ASEE John Leland Atwood Award. The award was presented January 9, 2020 in Orlando, as part of the AIAA SciTech Forum, which brought together 5,000 people from across the globe to explore aerospace innovations that support a sustainable future.
The John Leland Atwood Award recognizes an individual who is a superior educator and has had a long-term impact on the profession of engineering. Madni is the first to receive this award from USC Viterbi.
Madni’s work focuses on model-based methods for architecting and design of resilient systems and enterprises and intelligent systems for planning, decision-making, training and education. His research has been sponsored by government agencies, including DARPA and the DOE, and major aerospace and automotive companies, including Boeing, Northrop Grumman Corporation and General Motors.