2022 Mahowald Early Career Award (Chang Gao, 2022)

The Mahowald Early Career Award (MECA) recognizes an exceptionally talented student, as Misha Mahowald was. The Award will be made for an innovative project that addresses a significant problem in the domain of neuromorphic engineering or related problems in neuroscience and neural computation. In their submission, candidates must make a convincing case for why their project fulfills this criterion.

Distinction of PhD Thesis (Chang Gao, 2022)

2,000 CHF awarded by the Canton of Zurich & the Faculty of Science, University of Zurich

IEEE AICAS Best Paper Award (Chang Gao, 2020)

Overall best paper award at the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS)

As a co-recipient in the Dynamic Audio Sensor development team led by Prof. Shih-Chii Liu

Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (Chang Gao, 2020)

6,000 USD awarded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC)

GRC Travel Grant (Chang Gao, 2019)

1,900 CHF travel grant for the 2019 Telluride Neuromorphic Workshop awarded by the Graduate Campus (GRC), University of Zurich

MSc Outstanding Achievement (Chang Gao, 2016)

Top 1 student in the MSc Analog & Digital Integrated Circuit Design program, Imperial College London