Honors and Awards*
§ The Best Demo Award, ACM ICN 2016, Japan, Sep 2016.
§ Travel Grant Award to attend ACM ICN 2016 in Japan, Supported by ACM SIGCOMM, Sep 2016.
§ 2016 Fletcher Jones Fellowship Award, May 2016.
§ Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship (GDDF), March 2016.
§ Margo Souza Entrepreneur in Training Award with a Fellowship Award, Sep 2015.
§ Microsoft Azure Research Award ($20,000 USD market value) for developing DCCSOA.
§ Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, By Jim Costa, Member of Congress, May 2015.
§ Certificate of Recognition in Honor of Distinguished Leader Award, by California Legislature, May 2015.
§ Certificate of Recognition as the "Distinguished Leader Award", by Senator Anthony Cannella, 12th Senate District, May 2015.
§ Distinguished Leadership Award, Margo F. Souza Leadership Center, UC Merced, May 30, 2015.
§ EECS Bobcat Fellowship Award, 2015.
§ SoE Dean's Travel Fellowship Award, UC Merced, 2015.
§ HOTI Travel Grant Award, 22nd IEEE Hot Interconnect, Google, Mountain View, CA, August 26-28, 2014.
§ Achievement Award in Recognition of Contributions to the Field of Cloud Computing, The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 22, 2014.
§ GSA Travel Award, University of California at Merced, Summer 2014.
§ Bobcat Fellowship Award, University of California at Merced, Spring 2014.
§ IEEE Senior Membership Award, Only less than 8% of 419,900+ IEEE members have achieved this level in around the world, Oct 2013.
§ AWS in Education Grant, Student Amazon Cloud Web Service Credit, Oct 2013.
* All received awards are primarily on the basis of merit and the promise of outstanding academic and professional achievement