Honors and Awards


  • ICC (International Conference on Communications) Best Paper Award 2021 (15/1881)
  • IPCCC (International Performance Computing and Communications Conference) Best Paper Award 2020 (2/99)
  • LightTouch paper has been highlighted in IEEE Computer's Spotlight on Transactions column 2020
  • Early Career Research Excellence Award from UMass Boston College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) 2020
  • UMB nominee (one of three) for the 2020/2021 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists 2019/2020
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing for Early Career Researchers (ECR) 2017
  • Best Land Transportation Paper Award 2017
  • Google IoT Research Tech Award 2016
  • Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction, Vanderbilt University's course "An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching" 2014
  • Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies, University of Waterloo 2013
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2012-2013
  • President's Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo 2012-2013
  • Doctoral Thesis Completion Award, University of Waterloo 2013
  • Faculty of Engineering Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo 2012-2013
  • Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund Bell Scholarship 2012
  • Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, five consecutive terms 2010-2011
  • International Doctoral Student Award, University of Waterloo 2009-2012
  • INFOCOM 2011 Student Travel Grant (STG) 2011
  • Shanghai Excellent Master Thesis Award 2011
  • BodyNets (International Conference on Body Area Networks) Best Paper Award 2010
  • National Excellent Graduate Scholarship, China 2007
  • The Second Price, China Mathematical Contest in Modeling for Graduate (Shanghai Region) 2007
  • National Excellent Graduate Scholarship, ranked second by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2007
  • Excellent Undergraduate Thesis Award, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2006
  • Excellent Graduate, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2006
  • The Second Price, China Mathematical Contest in Modeling (Shanghai Region) 2004
  • The First Price, The 18th National Contest in Mathematics (Hubei Region) 2002