Aerospace Software Engineering Award Open for Nominations 1 February 2022 1 July 2022

The Aerospace Software Engineering Award is presented for outstanding technical and/or management contributions to aeronautical or astronautical software engineering. Initially presented annually, beginning in 2007 this award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) generally at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech). Nomination Deadline: 1 July

Award Recipients

2019

  • Dr Scott A Morton
    DoD HPCMP
    Awarded
    Award: 2019 Software Engineering Award
    AIAA Citation: “For over 30 years of significant research and innovations in the software engineering of multi-disciplinary, physics-based simulation tools for the design analysis and virtual test of aeronautical systems.”

2017

  • Prof Lyle N Long
    The Pennsylvania State University
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For inspiration, innovation and enormous dedication to modernizing aerospace engineering education and research over several decades.

2015

  • Dr Karen Gundy-Burlet
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For over thirty years of significant research and innovations in the software engineering simulations of computational fluid dynamics and efficient spacecraft flight control software.

2013

  • Dr Barry W Boehm
    Computer Science Department/USC
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For over four decades of significant contributions to aerospace software for spacecraft, aircraft, command and control systems and enterprise systems

2011

  • Dr Paul D Nielsen
    Software Engineering Institute
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For leadership in the global software engineering community and for addressing the near and far term challenges of complex aerospace software.

2009

  • Dr Karl D Bilimoria
    NASA Ames Research Center
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For the Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET), a significant breakthrough in simulation capability for visualization and analysis of air traffic management concepts and procedures.
  • Dr Gano Broto Chatterji
    NASA Ames Research Center
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For the Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET), a significant breakthrough in simulation capability for visualization and analysis of air traffic management concepts and procedures.
  • Dr Shon R Grabbe
    NASA Ames Research Center
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For the Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET), a significant breakthrough in simulation capability for visualization and analysis of air traffic management concepts and procedures.
  • Daniel G Mulfinger
    NASA Ames Research Center
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For the Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET), a significant breakthrough in simulation capability for visualization and analysis of air traffic management concepts and procedures.
  • Dr Kapil Sheth
    NASA/ARC-AFT
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For the Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET), a significant breakthrough in simulation capability for visualization and analysis of air traffic management concepts and procedures.
  • Dr Banavar Sridhar
    NASA Ames Research Center
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For the Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET), a significant breakthrough in simulation capability for visualization and analysis of air traffic management concepts and procedures.

2007

  • Mr Kenny K Cheung
    NASA Ames Research Center
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For developing CONDUIT, a revolutionary concept for integrated control system software design and for achieving its acceptance by the aerospace industry.
  • Mr. Chad R Frost
    NASA-Ames
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For developing CONDUIT, a revolutionary concept for integrated control system software design and for achieving its acceptance by the aerospace industry.
  • Dr Sean Shan-Min Swei
    NASA-ARC-TI
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For developing CONDUIT, a revolutionary concept for integrated control system software design and for achieving its acceptance by the aerospace industry.
  • Dr Mark B Tischler, ST
    US Army Aviation Development Directorate (AMRDEC)
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For developing CONDUIT, a revolutionary concept for integrated control system software design and for achieving its acceptance by the aerospace industry.

2001

  • Donald J Reifer
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: Internationally recognized leader in software engineering and senior executive official with DoD in charge of managing major service and agency-wide information management and software initiatives

1999

  • Dr Merlin Dorfman
    Retired
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For actively advancing the state of proctice of software engineering through AIA and AIAA committees and workshops, and for co-authoring the book, Aerospace Software Engineering.

1995

  • Francis E McGarry
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For leadership in driving, implementing, and advocating continual improvements in software engineering practices based on software experience factory concepts and practical measurements

1993

  • Mr. Watts S Humphrey
    Software Engineering Institute
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For promoting awareness of the importance of the software process, and for defining a Software Process Maturity Model that enables process measurement and improvement.

1991

  • Christine M Anderson
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For contributions to the software engineering community in the last twenty yeras, including the CAMP program, numerous AIAA activites, and the current Ada 9x program.

1989

  • Daniel G McNicholl
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For pioneering work in reusable Ada software for aerospace applications. His work in the CAMP program demonstrated an exceptionally high degree of professionalism and technical excellence and has had a direct and beneficial impact on the state of software reuse within the aerospace software engineering community