Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

External Faculty Awards

2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), nominated by Department of Defense, 2019
Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (ECASE-Army) by Army Research Office, 2019
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, 2017
Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award, 2016
Schloss Dagstuhl – NSF Support Grant for Junior Researchers, 2016

Internal Faculty Awards

Steven A. Yatauro Faculty Fellow, 2021
Pramod P. Khargonekar Junior Faculty Award for Excellence, 2019
Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Florida ECE Graduate Student Organization, 2019
Provost Awards UF Term Professorship 2019
UF Provost’s Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, 2018

Best Paper Awards and Nominations

EDFAS Virtual Workshop (ISTFA 2020) Outstanding Paper Award, 2021
ACM TODAES Best Paper Award, 2018
International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA) 2017 Outstanding Paper Award, 2018
International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB) Best Student Paper Award, 2017
ACM Computing Reviews Notable Computing Books and Articles 2016, Hardware Category
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
IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) Best Paper Award, 2015
Design Automation Conference (DAC) Best Paper Nomination, 2012
NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS) Best Student Paper Award, 2011

Graduate School Awards

Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award, 2013
Northrop Grumman Fellowship, 2012-2013 (Awarded to a top student in ECE)
TA Teaching and Development (TATD) Fellow, 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)

Undergraduate Awards

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

Fellowships & Scholarships

Ulbert (Joey) Botero NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), 2018
Sreeja Chowdury ISC2 Graduate Cybersecurity Scholarship, 2018

Demo and Poster Competition Awards

Ana Covic Received the ECE Graduate Student Excellence in Service Award, 2021
Ulbert (Joey) Botero Received Outstanding Paper Award from EDFAS Virtual Workshop, 2020
Sumaiya (Jyoti) Shomaji Awarded first place for poster in “IoT Technology” category at the Warren B. Nelms Annual IoT Conference, 2019
Sumaiya (Jyoti) Shomaji Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Finalist and People’s Choice Award Winner at the University of Florida, 2019
Sumaiya (Jyoti) Shomaji Received best oral presentation award at UF Diversity Graduate Research Symposium, 2019
Sreeja Chowdury Awarded first place in poster competition at the Third Workshop for Women in Hardware and Systems Security (WISE), 2019
Sumaiya (Jyoti) Shomaji Awarded honorable mention in poster competition at the Third Workshop for Women in Hardware and Systems Security (WISE), 2019
Ulbert (Joey) Botero Awarded best poster in “Hardware Verification and Authentication” category at FICS Research Annual Conference on Cybersecurity, 2019
Mahbub Alam Awarded best poster in “Physical Attacks and Countermeasures” category at FICS Research Annual Conference on Cybersecurity, 2019
Sreeja Chowdury Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Finalist at the University of Florida, 2018
Sreeja Chowdury Awarded second place in poster competition at the Second Workshop for Women in Hardware and Systems Security (WISE), 2018
Ulbert (Joey) Botero Awarded best poster at FICS Research Annual Conference on Cybersecurity 2018
Nima Karimian Awarded best student paper at International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB) 2017
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