July 06, 2005 —
Nenad Medvidovic´ and Viktor Prasanna are winners of prestigious Okawa computer
science grants for 2005.
The Okawa Foundation, established in 1986 by the late Isao Okawa, annually gives
$10,000 in research funding to ten California information sciences researchers.
The prizes will be formally presented to the Viterbi School's two winners at
an awards ceremony in San Francisco October 6.
Medvidovic´ is an associate professor in the department of computer science
affiliated with the USC Center for Software Engineering. He specializes in software
architecture modeling and analysis; middleware facilities for architectural implementation;
product-line architectures; architectural styles; and architecture-level support
for software development in highly distributed, mobile, resource constrained,
and embedded computing environments.
Prasanna is a professor with appointments in both the departments of electrical
engineering and computer science. He specializes in high performance computing,
parallel and distributed systems, network computing and embedded systems, including
associated security issues.
The awards place Medvidovic´ and Prasanna among a distinguished group of USC
faculty. Other research award winners in recent years include Melvin A. Breuer,
Ramesh Govindan, Maja Mataric´, Aiichiro Nakano, Aristides Requicha, and Milind