Honors and Awards

  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, 2017
  • ACM Computing Reviews Notable Computing Books and Articles 2016, Hardware Category
  • Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award, 2016
  • IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) Best Paper Award, 2016
  • IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) Best Paper Nomination (x2), 2016
  • Schloss Dagstuhl - NSF Support Grant for Junior Researchers, 2016
  • IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) Best Paper Award, 2015
  • Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award, 2013
  • Northrop Grumman Fellowship, 2012-2013 (Awarded to a top student in ECE)
  • Design Automation Conference (DAC) Best Paper Nomination, 2012
  • NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS) Best Student Paper Award, 2011
  • TA Teaching and Development (TATD) Fellowship, University of Maryland, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
  • George Corcoran Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Maryland , 2008 (Presented to two ECE graduate teaching assistants in 2008)
  • Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, University of Maryland, 2007-2008 (Awarded to top 10% of all graduate teaching assistants in the university)
  • Co-recipient of medal for Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College, 2006 (Awarded at graduation to top two EE students in 2006)
  • Next in Merit: Draddy Medal for General Excellence in Engineering, 2006
  • Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarship, 2005
  • Manhattan College Presidential Scholarship, 2002
  • NY State Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2002


Awards Received by Student Advisees

  • Zimu Guo: Awarded best demo at FICS Research Annual Conference on Cybersecurity 2017
  • Sreeja Chowdury: Awarded best hardware primitive poster at FICS Research Annual Conference on Cybersecurity 2017
  • Zimu Guo and Nima Karimian: Awarded best hardware security poster at FICS Research Annual Conference on Cybersecurity 2016