The Misha Mahowald Prize recognizes outstanding research in neuromorphic engineering, worldwide. The prize is named for Misha Mahowald, one of the most influential pioneers of the field of neuromorphic engineering.

The inagural 2016 prize has been won by the IBM TrueNorth Project, led by Dharmendra S. Modha [press release]. The prize was presented in a ceremony at IBM Research – Almaden on 11 August 2016.


The Neuromorphic Engineering Prize is administered by iniLabs, an organization based in Switzerland dedicated to the promotion of research and applications of brain-like computation. The winner of the prize is selected by an independent jury of world-leading figures in the field.