Research Awards

  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Outstanding Professor, Purdue University, 2019.
  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist, IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems, 2019 (lead author: H. Gehlot).
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2017. For research "Towards Secure Large-Scale Networked Systems: Resilient Distributed Algorithms for Coordination in Networks under Cyber Attacks".
  • U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2016.
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Outstanding Research Award, University of Waterloo, 2014.
  • University of Waterloo Outstanding Performance Award, 2013.
  • Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Performance Award, University of Waterloo, 2012.
  • Best Presentation Award, the 11th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), CPSWeek, 2012 (for this paper, presented by Miroslav Pajic).
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Outstanding Reviewer, 2013, 2012.
  • M. E. Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award, ECE Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009 (for excellence in research in circuits, systems and computers).
  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist, 2008 American Control Conference (for this paper).
  • Robert T. Chien Memorial Award, ECE Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008 (for excellence in research in communications and control).
  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist, 2007 American Control Conference (for this paper).

Teaching and Mentorship Awards

  • Outstanding Mentor of Engineering Graduate Students Award, College of Engineering, Purdue University, 2019 (given to one faculty member in each department in recognition of exceptional mentoring qualities).
  • Wilfred "Duke" Hesselberth Award for Teaching Excellence, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2017 (given to one faculty member for teaching excellence).
  • Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2016 (given to a junior faculty member who has excelled in teaching and inspiring students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering).
  • "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent", Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2008, Fall 2004.
  • Ernest A. Reid Fellowship Award, ECE Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-2007 (in recognition of commitment to engineering education).
  • Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-2007 (for demonstrated aptitude for the instructional program).
  • Harold L. Olesen Award (nominee), ECE Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005 (for outstanding effort in undergraduate teaching).