“My fascination with the field began with my first course in systems engineering, which I took as an undergraduate… Over the years, I actively pursued opportunities to innovate, commercialize and transition government- and industry-sponsored research in systems engineering”
-Azad Madni, University Professor of astronautical engineering (received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles)
Recipients of this award have demonstrated significant achievement in systems engineering and systems science or for technical leadership in a major innovative engineering project within the scope of the IEEE. Madni is being honored for pioneering contributions to model-based systems engineering, education, and industrial impact using interdisciplinary approaches.