Awards and Honors


Dr. Maja Matarić, Presidential Award Winner for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring;
and U.S. President Barack Obama

* Former faculty member. Awards received at USC.  
** Emeritus  

Career Achievement

AAAI Robert Engelmore Award 
Craig Knoblock (2014), Bill Swartout (2009), *Milind Tambe (2018) 

ACL Lifetime Achievement Award 
**Jerry Hobbs (2013) 

ACM Distinguished Member 
Jernej Barbic (2020), Yan Liu (2020) 

ACM Distinguished Scientist 
Craig Knoblock (2008), Cyrus Shahabi (2009), *Joe Touch (2010) 

ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award
Jonathan Gratch (2010), *Stacy Marsella (2010), *Milind Tambe (2005) 

ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award
Nenad Medvidovic (2020) 

ACM Software System Award 
Shahram Ghandeharizadeh (2008) 

ACM Turing Award
Leonard Adleman (2002) 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Software Engineering Award
**Barry Boehm (2013) 

AMPAS Technical Achievement Award
Paul Debevec (2019) 

Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award in Innovation
Maja J. Matarić (2013) 

ASEE Frederick Emmons Terman Award
Bhaskar Krishnamachari (2010) 

Christopher Columbus Foundation National Security Award
*Milind Tambe (2010) 

Commendation, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports Police Department 
*Milind Tambe (2009) 

Daniel H. Wagner Prize
*Milind Tambe & USC Teamcore (2012) 

David Rist Prize of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS)
*Milind Tambe (2011) 

Delbert Ray Fulkerson Prize
Shang-Hua Teng (2009) 

Department of Defense Research Award
Aiichiro Nakano (2005) 

Elan Visionary Award
Paul Debevec (2009) 

Engelberger Award for Robotics Education, Robotics Institute of America  
**George Bekey (2001) 

Gairdner Foundation International Award
**Michael Waterman (2002) 

Gödel Prize 
Shang-Hua Teng (2008) (2015) 

Google Solve for X Featured Talk 
Jernej Barbič (2013) 

Herbert A. Simon Prize for Advances in Cognitive Systems
**Paul Rosenbloom (2018) 

Holmholtz Prize
**Michael Arbib (2009) 

Honorary Doctorate, Tel Aviv University
**Michael Waterman (2011) 

Honorary Doctorate, University of Uppsala
**Jerry Hobbs (2003) 

IBM Faculty Award
**Barry Boehm (2008), Leana Golubchik (2008), Sven Koenig (2001), Yan Liu (2015), Shrikanth Narayanan (2008), *Milind Tambe (2012) 

IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer  
*Joe Touch (2013-2014) 

IEEE Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award 
Sven Koenig (2017) 

IEEE Henry H. Goode Memorial Award
*Carl Kesselman (2020) 

IEEE Kobayashi Award for Computers and Communications
Leonard Adleman (2000)

IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation
**George Bekey (2012) 

IEEE Internet Award 
Ramesh Govindan (2018) 

IEEE RAS Pioneer in Robotics and Automation Award 
**Aristides Requicha (2008)  

IEEE Simon Ramo Medal 
**Barry Boehm (2010) 

IEEE Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award
Michael Zyda (2017)

IJCAI Distinguished Service Award 
Craig A. Knoblock (2018) 

IJCAI John McCarthy Award 
*Milind Tambe (2018) 

Kurzweil Prize for Best AGI Idea 
**Paul Rosenbloom (2011) 

Meritorious Team Commendation from Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard
*Milind Tambe (2013) 

M. Lee Allison Award for Geoinformatics
Yolanda Gil (2022)

Nancy R. Mead Award 
**Barry Boehm (2015) 

NASA Software of the Year Award
Dennis McLeod (2013) 

New Voices of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine 
Yan Liu (2019) 

OCEC Outstanding Engineering Merit Award 
Shanghua Teng (2019), Ramesh Govindan (2020)

Okawa Foundation Research Grant Award 
**Michael Arbib (2009),  *Nora Ayanian (2016), Jernej Barbic (2014), Heather Culbertson (2021), Bistra Dilkina (2019), Shahram Ghandeharizadeh (1999), Leana Golubchik (2002), Ramesh Govindan (2004), Ellis Horowitz (2008), Laurent Itti (2008), David Kempe (2012), *Hao Li (2015), Yan Liu (2013),  **Gerard Medioni (1998), Maja J. Matarić (2004), Nenad Medvidovic (2005), Aiichiro Nakano (2003), Shrikanth Narayanan (2008), Viktor Prasanna (2005), **Aristides Requicha (2004), Cyrus Shahabi (2001), Gaurav Sukhatme (2006), *Milind Tambe (2003) 

Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award 
*Hao Li (2018) 

Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award  
Leonard Adleman (1996) 

Pierre Bézier Award, Solid Modeling Association 
**Aristides Requicha (2007) 

Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring 
Maja J. Matarić (2011) 

RSA Conference Lifetime Achievement Award 
Leonard Adleman (2011) 

Simons Foundation Investigator  Shang-Hua Teng (2014) 

USENIX / ACM NSDI Test of Time Award 
Barath Raghavan (2021) 

WiSE Architects of Enduring Change Award 
Maja Mataric (2020) 

WTS-LA Diversity Leadership Award 
Leana Golubchik (2011) 


Fellowship and Membership Distinctions

AAAI Fellows 
**Michael Arbib (1994), **George Bekey (1998), Yolanda Gil (2012), Jonathan Gratch (2014), **Jerry Hobbs (1993), *Kevin Knight (2014), Craig Knoblock (2004), Sven Koenig (2013), Kristina Lerman (2022), Maja J. Matarić (2016), **Gerard Medioni (2004), Ram Nevatia (2004), **Paul Rosenbloom (1994), Gaurav Sukhatme (2018), Bill Swartout (1992), *Milind Tambe (2007) 

AAAS Fellows
**Michael Arbib (2008), **George Bekey (1991), Ewa Deelman (2019), Yolanda Gil (2020), Leana Golubchik (2020), Sven Koenig (2017), Maja J. Matarić (2007), Shrikanth Narayanan (2010), Viktor Prasanna (2010), **Aristides Requicha (2008), **Paul Rosenbloom (2017), Michael Waterman (1990)

Academician of the French Académie des Sciences 
**Michael Waterman (2005) 

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Scientific and Engineering Academy Award 
Paul Debevec (2010) 

ACL Fellows 
*Kevin Knight (2015), *Daniel Marcu (2015) 

ACM Fellows 
Leonard M. Adleman (2021), Yolanda Gil (2016), Ramesh Govindan (2011), *Carl Kesselman (2017), Craig Knoblock (2017), Sven Koenig (2020), Maja Mataric (2020), Viktor Prasanna (2008), **Aristides Requicha (2007), Shang-Hua Teng (2009), *Milind Tambe (2013), Michael Zyda (2020) 

APS Fellow
Aiichiro Nakano (2010) 

AIMBE Fellows 
**George Bekey (1992) 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 
Leonard Adleman (2006), **Michael Waterman (1995) 

American Physical Society Fellows 
Aiichiro Nakano (2009) 

ASA Fellows 
Shrikanth Narayanan 

Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Fellow
Bistra Dilkina (2015)

Cognitive Science Society Fellows 
Jonathan Gratch (2017), **Paul Rosenbloom (2014) 

IEEE Fellows 
**George Bekey (1972), **Barry Boehm (1992), Danny Cohen (2009), Ewa Deelman (2017), Yolanda Gil (2020), Ramesh Govindan (2013), John Heidemann (2013), Craig Knoblock (2020), Maja J. Matarić (2010), **Gerard Medioni (2003), Nenad Medvidovic (2016), Shrikanth Narayanan (2009), Ram Nevatia (2004), Victor Prasanna (1996), **Aristides Requicha (1992), Cyrus Shahabi (2013), Gaurav Sukhatme (2010), Mike Zyda (2018) 

National Academy of Engineering 
Leonard Adleman (1996), **George Bekey (1989), **Barry Boehm (1996), **Aristides Requicha (2011), **Michael Waterman (2012) 

National Academy of Inventors 
Cyrus Shahabi (2022), Gérard Medioni (2022)**, Michael Waterman (2018)**, Michael Zyda (2020)

National Academy of Science 
Leonard Adleman (2006), **Michael Waterman (2001) 

Simons Fellows 
Shang-Hua Teng (2014) 

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Fellow 
Shang-Hua Teng (2021) 


Early Career

ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award 
*Minlan Yu (2012) 

Agilent Early Career Professor Award
Stefanos Nikolaidis (2022)

Alfred P. Sloan Fellows 
Jernej Barbič (2014), David Kempe (2009), *Fei Sha (2013), Shang-Hua Teng (1996) 

Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical and Computer Engineer Award 
Bhaskar Krishnamachari (2011) 

Fluor Early Career Chair in Engineering
Stefanos Nikolaidis  (2022) 

IBM Early Career Chair
Haipeng Luo (2022)

IEEE Intelligent Systems “AI’s 10 to Watch” Award 
Nora Ayanian (2013) 

IEEE RAS Early Career Award 
Maja J. Matarić (2000) 

IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Haptics (TCH) Early Career Award 
Heather Culbertson (2021) 

MIT Technology Review TR35 Award 
Jernej Barbič (2011), Bhaskar Krishnamachari (2011), *Hao Li (2013). Maja J. Matarić (1999) 

National Science Foundation CAREER Award 
Nora Ayanian (2015), Jernej Barbič (2011), *Ethan Katz-Bassett (2014), Heather Culbertson (2021), Jyotirmoy Deshmukh (2021), Shaddin Dughmi (2014), Sharam Ghandeharizadeh (1992), Leana Golubchik (1996), David Kempe (2005), Sven Koenig (2000), *Alexandra Korolova (2020), Bhaskar Krishnamachari (2004), Yan Liu (2013), Haipeng Luo (2020), Maja J. Matarić (1996), Nenad Medvidovic (2000), Aiichiro Nakano (1997), Shrikanth Narayanan (2003), Ulrich Neumann (1995), Ram Nevatia (2004), Stefanos Nikolaidis (2022),  Mukund Raghothaman (2022), Xiang Ren (2021), Cyrus Shahabi (2002), Gaurav Sukhatme (2002), Shang-Hua Teng (1994), *Minlan Yu (2015), Chao Wang (2012), Jiapeng Zhang (2022) 

Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award  
David Kempe (2008) 

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers 'PECASE' 
Cyrus Shahabi (2004) 

U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Award 
Morteza Dehghani (2012), Greg Ver Steeg (2012) 

U.S. Army Research Office Young Investigator Award 
*Fei Sha (2012) 

Viterbi Early Career Chair
Xiang Ren (2022)


Service

ACM Recognition of Service Award  
*Barry Boehm (1999), Sven Koenig (2006)

ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award
Nenad Medvidovic (2020)

ACM-SIGMOD Service Award
Shahram Ghandeharizadeh (1999)

IEEE Computer Communications Outstanding Service Award
*Joe Touch (2013) 

IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Service Award
**Aristides Requicha (2010) 

Published on June 14th, 2016

Last updated on December 14th, 2022