Awards and Press


Louis T. Rader Graduate Research Award, University of Virginia
Present to graduate students in Electrical Engineering who have exhibited exceptional academic ability, have extraordinary ability to get along with people, and have demonstrated the ability to work had.
Best Paper Award, International Conference on Body Area Networks Oct. 2014
Eta Kappa Nu (Gamma Pi Chapter member) Since 2013
Voigt Teaching Fellowship, University of Virginia
To develop and co-teach new course in Model-Based Engineering of Embedded Systems
Spring 2014
Best Student Paper Award, International Conference on Body Area Networks Oct. 2013
Selected Participant, 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum
One of 200 Young Researchers worldwide selected to interact with top prize winners in Mathematics and Computer Science (Abel Prize, Fields Medal, Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, and the ACM A.M. Turing Award) at a one-week forum
Google Lime Connect Scholarship
Based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science
NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship
To undertake collaborative research with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to techniques for safety guided design and analysis of body sensor networks (BSNs).
Charles L. Brown 1st Year Fellowship, University of Virginia
Presented to the best incoming first-year graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia.

Conference Travel

4th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) Nov 2013
4th ACM Wireless Health Conference Nov 2013
8th ICST International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets) Oct 2013
2nd ACM International Workshop on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services for Healthcare (mHealthSys), as part of SenSys Nov 2012


Engineering Alumni Society E. Stuart Eichert, Jr. Award, University of Pennsylvania
For exemplifying the characteristics of selfless service to the University and the Community.
April 2010
Sol Feinstone Undergraduate Award, University of Pennsylvania
In recognition of significant contributions to social and/or educational change within or outside the University of Pennsylvania community.
May 2009


Featured in “Communication Countdown: Competition pushes engineers to quickly distill research for broad audience.”  PE Magazine ,October 2014.