Selected Awards and Honors

  • Bourns Family Faculty Fellow, UCR Bourns College of Engineering, 2019
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, UCR Bourns College of Engineering, 2017
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2013
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2012-2017
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Smart Grid Communications Conference, 2012
  • Canada NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • UBC ECE Department’s Nominee for Governor General’s Gold Medal, 2009
  • UBC ECE Department’s Nominee for CAGS/UMI Dissertation Award, 2009
  • Student Travel Grant to attend IEEE Globecom Conference, 2008.
  • Pacific Century Graduate Scholarship, BC Provincial Government, 2007 – 2008
  • University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 2007 – 2008
  • Visiting Student Research Collaborators Fellowship, Princeton University, 2007
  • University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 2006 – 2007
  • Tuition Fee Award, University of British Columbia, 2004 – 2008
  • Graduate Research Support, Iran Telecomm. Research Center, 2003 - 2004
  • ACM Int. Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Certificate – Asia Region, 1999