USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor Azad Madni was given the 2011 Pioneer Award by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).
One of the organization’s top honors, the annual award is presented to individuals who have “contributed uniquely to major products or outcomes enhancing society or its needs,” according to the society.
Madni, who joined the USC Viterbi faculty in 2009, also is director of USC Viterbi’s Systems Architecting and Engineering program. He is the founder and chief scientist of Intelligent Systems Technology Inc., a firm specializing in enterprise and systems engineering research, and development for the defense and commercial sectors.
The award was presented in June at the INCOSE International Symposium in Denver. Madni was cited “for recognition in the crucial frontiers of systems engineering and for working effectively to advance the theory, tools and products required for the future of our profession.”
With nearly 9,000 members, INCOSE is the world’s largest professional systems engineering society.