Azad Madni, professor of astronautical engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering and executive director of the USC Viterbi Systems Architecting and Engineering Program, received the 2019 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Pioneer Award. The IEEE AESS (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society) has bestowed this honor annually since 1949 to an individual or team who has made significant, lasting contributions to systems still in use. Madni was recognized for contributions to advanced simulation-based training and intelligent decision-aiding for aerospace systems. The award was presented at the 2020 Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, Montana, which took place March 7-14, 2020.
The IEEE is dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence and is one of the world’s largest technical professional societies. The IEEE AESS provides a global professional home for engineers working in the electronic systems domain. The Pioneer Award is the IEEE AESS’ highest honor.
In addition to his work at USC Viterbi, Madni is the founder and CEO of Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc., a high-tech R&D company that specializes in model-based engineering and intelligent decision aiding technologies for aerospace.