The CAD Society announced that David Levin is the winner of this year’s CAD Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The CAD Society Awards acknowledge the contributions made by individuals that have affected and developed the CAD, engineering, manufacturing and architecture software industries. The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes a lifetime of outstanding technical and business contributions to the CAD industry.
David is well-known for his contribution in promoting Russian engineering software worldwide. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics at Novosibirsk State University, following which he was engaged at academic institutions in the fields of computational mathematics, software engineering, and artificial intelligence (AI). On the basis of his work, he published two books and was awarded a PhD. During 1985-1988, Dr Levin led the Applied AI Project as part of an ambitious Soviet IT innovation program. In 1989, he became the co-organizer of Russian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and there he held the position of Director for Research for ten years.
In 1999, Dr Levin co-founded LEDAS Ltd., and became its CEO. In 2004, he organized the CAD/PLM portals isicad.ru (in Russian) and isicad.net (in English), and is now their editor-in-chief. He organized international CAD multi-vendor and user conferences isicad, which took place in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. In 2011, Dr Levin stepped down as CEO to give more time to directing LEDAS as the Board Chairman.
David Levin was awarded in recognition of his outstanding life-long contributions to the profession of design and engineering, and his efforts to bring Russian software engineering to the world stage.
Here are the previous winners of the CAD Society Lifetime Award:
The CAD Society 2013 Lifetime Award
The award was presented at COFES (Congress On the Future of Engineering Software) held in Scottsdale, AZ (USA) last week.