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Honors & Awards

Conferred as Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at University of Maryland Convocation, October 16, 2007.

Honorary Professorship

  • Distinguished Chair Professor, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 2014.
  • Advisory Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, 2011.
  • Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, 2012.

Awards, Honors, and Recognitions

  • 2016 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Technical Field Award on Graduate Teaching, - "for exemplary teaching and curriculum development, inspirational mentoring of graduate students, and broad educational impact in signal processing and communications".
     
    The IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society 2014 Society Award, - "for influential technical contributions and profound leadership impact", (the highest award bestowed by IEEE SPS).
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering Faculty Outstanding Service Award, - "for outstanding service, dedication, and commitment to the graduate programs", (one per year selected from the entire college), A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, 2012.
  • ISI Highly Cited Researcher - recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher "for an individual among the 250 most-cited researchers in computer science", 2010.
  • Selected to participate National Academies Keck Futures Initiative on Imaging Science, 2010.
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society 2009 Technical Achievement Award - "for pioneering and outstanding contributions for the advances of signal processing in multimedia forensics, security, and wireless communications".
  • Panellist, IEEE 125th Anniversary Media Event - "research featured as one of seven technologies that IEEE believes will have the world changing implications on the way humans interact with machines, the world and each other, in honor of IEEE's 125th anniversary", New York City, March 10, 2009.
  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - "for distinguished contributions to signal processing for wireless communications, multimedia, and information forensics and security", Nov 2008.
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering Faculty Outstanding Research Award, - "to recognize exceptionally influential research accomplishments for pioneering work on information forensics and security, wireless communications, and bioinformatics", (one per year for the entire college), 2008.
  • Fellow, Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Maryland, College Park, 2007.
  • Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award - "for outstanding scholarly accomplishment, combined with excellence in teaching, personify the image of the professorate", (up to five per year selected from the entire university, officially conferred in an annual university convocation), Office of the Provost, University of Maryland, 2007.
  • Award of Excellence in Cover Design - the Society for Technical Communication's Technical Art competition, (as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine leading the effort in the redesign of the Magazine), 2005-2006.
  • Poole and Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award - "for significant and dedicated contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching and leadership in modernization/revision of graduate curriculum", (one selected from all of engineering per year), A. James Clark School of Engineering (College of Engineering), University of Maryland, 2005.
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2004.
  • EURASIP Meritorious Service Award - "for leadership in establishing EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing (JASP) as a leading journal in the field", European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing (EURASIP), 2004.
  • IEEE Fellow - "for contributions to algorithms, architectures, and implementations for signal processing", Nov 2002.
  • Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering and {\em Who's Who in America}, since 1999.
  • Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award - "in recognition of outstanding interdisciplinary research and in all other aspects of the ISR programs", Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland", 1996.
  • National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award - "for recognition of the Nation's most outstanding and promising young faculty in science and engineering", 1994.
  • George Corcoran Award - "for outstanding contributions to electrical engineering education", Electrical Engineering Department, University of Maryland, 1994.
  • Research Initiation Award, Signal Processing Program, National Science Foundation, 1993.
  • Service Award - "for outstanding and dedicated voluntary service as a Director of the Board of Mei-Hwa Chinese School", Silver Spring, MD, 1995.
  • Hortense Fishbaugh Memorial Scholarship - "for outstanding academic achievement" (only three awards per year for the entire graduate school), UCLA, 1989-90.
  • Achievement Award, Taiwanese-American Foundation, 1989.
  • University Fellowship - "for highest distinguished graduate students" (only one award in Electrical Engineering), UCLA, 1987-90.
  • President Research Partnership - "for high quality research project and outstanding academic record", University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1987.
  • Prof. Feng Memorial Scholarship - "for outstanding undergraduate students in College of Engineering" (three per year), National Taiwan University, 1982.
  • Book Coupon Award - "for top 5\% students", National Taiwan University, 1979-80.

Best Paper and Invention Awards

  • IEEE ICASSP 2016 Best Student Paper Award (Chen Chen and Yi Han) - Advisor and Co-author, for the paper: "High Accuracy Indoor Localization: A WiFi-Based Approach", (selected from among 1200+ presented papers) IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Shanghai, March 2016.
  • 2015 Signal Processing Society Overview Paper Award - for the paper: "Advances in Cognitive Radios: A Survey", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Signal Processing, 2011.
  • IEEE 2013 Global Communications Conference (Globecom) Best Paper Award, for the paper: "Evolutionary Game for Joint Spectrum Sensing and Access in Cognitive Radio Networks", (selected from among 850 presented papers), Atlanta, 2013.
  • 2013 Jimmy Lin Award for Invention, in recognition of the invention "Time-Reversal Division Multiple Access for Wireless Broadband Communications", Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Maryland, 2013.
  • Invention of the Year Award - for the invention, "Time-Reversal Division Multiple Access for Wireless Broadband Communications", Office of Technology Commercialization, University of Maryland, 2012.
  • 2011 Jimmy Lin Award for Invention, in recognition of the invention "Active Sensing for Dynamic Spectrum Access", Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Maryland, 2011.
  • Invention of the Year Award - for the invention, "Active Sensing for Dynamic Spectrum Access", Office of Technology Commercialization, University of Maryland, 2010.
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society 2008 Young Author Best Paper Award (H. Vicky Zhao), Advisor and Co-author, for the paper: "Behavior Forensics for Scalable Multiuser Collusion: Fairness vs. Effectiveness", IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security, 2006.
  • Horizon Awards - Honorable Mention, "for technology development of Multimedia Fingerprinting Forensics for Traitors Tracing", Computerworld Magazine, 2006.
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society 2005 Best Paper Award - for the paper: "Anti-Collusion Fingerprinting for Multimedia", IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, 2003.
  • Invention of the Year Award - for the invention, "Coding Techniques for Maximum Achievable Diversity in Space, Time and Frequency for Broadband Wireless Communications", Office of Technology Commercialization, University of Maryland, 2004.
  • EURASIP 2004 Best Paper Award - "for the best paper published in EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing", 2004, for the paper: "Group-Oriented Fingerprinting for Multimedia Forensics"
  • Best Paper Award- 50th IEEE International Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Amsterdam, 1999 (selected from among 700 papers), for the paper: "Downlink Beamforming for DS-CDMA Mobile Radio with Multimedia Services".
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society's 1993 Senior Award (Best Paper Award) for the paper: "Systolic Block Householder Transformation for RLS Algorithm with Two-Level Pipelined Implementation", IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, 1992.