2016 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence (Middle Career Researcher): This internationally competitive award recognizes top scientists (upto 3) who have made outstanding, influential, and long-lasting contributions (e.g., quality of publications, successful open-source projects, citations, grant records etc.) in the field of scalable computing within 5 to 10 years of receiving their PhD degree as of September 1, 2016.
Best Paper Award: I have done some award winning research work, which has received recognition from International Scientific community. Recently (December 2013), one of my pioneering works on extending traditional machine learning techniques for stream big data processing received the “Best Paper Award” (http://trust.csu.edu.cn/conference/hpcc2013/bestpaper/hpcc-2-90.pdf) from The 15th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC 2013).
Outstanding Paper on New Communications Topics for 2009: My journal paper titled “Peer-to-Peer Based Discovery of Grid Resource Information: A Tutorial” (http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/COMST.2008.4564477) that appeared in the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorial Journal (2014 ISI impact factor 6.49 ) was named “Outstanding Paper on New Communications Topics for 2009” (http://www.comsoc.org/about/memberprograms/comsoc-awards/advances) by IEEE Communications Society, USA. Recently (2011) IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials was also ranked #1 Computer science journal (http://www.spinellis.gr/blog/20120703/) above other journals including ACM computing surveys and VLDB. This award is given to “one paper every year” that opens new lines of work, envisions bold approaches to communication, formulates new problems to solve, and essentially enlarges the field of communications engineering. It is given to an outstanding paper published in any IEEE Communications Society publication in the previous 15 calendar years.
Goldstar Award: In 2011 University of New South Wales (UNSW) conferred on me the “Goldstar Award” as recognition for my excellent research outcomes. UNSW Goldstar Awards (https://research.unsw.edu.au/unsw-internal-funding-opportunities#Goldstar_Anchor) are awarded annually to UNSW researchers who narrowly miss out on grants in the Australian Research Council Discovery Project (http://www.arc.gov.au/ncgp/dp/dp_default.htm) grant funding rounds (proposal ranked in top 10% of unsuccessful proposals). The awards are to support UNSW’s best researchers to conduct initial research on the proposed research program and to allow the investigator to further refine and improve the application for re-submission.
Julius Career Award: In July 2013, I was awarded the prestigious “Julius Career Award” by Office of Chief Executive (OCE) CSIRO. Forty-four high calibre candidates were nominated in this round. In July 2013, eleven candidates were successful in winning the award (success rate 25%). CSIRO Julius Career Awards are designed to enhance the careers of exceptional early to mid-career scientists. The aim is to motivate outstanding early to mid-career scientists with a view to enhancing science quality and reinforcing a culture of scientific excellence.
2014 ICT Young Professional of the Year Award (Finalist): Recently (April 2014), I was judged as one of the 3 finalists for the “2014 ICT Young Professional of the Year Award” (a Nationally Competitive award Administered by Australian Government for recognizing excellent work in the ICT sector). The goals of this award (http://www.finance.gov.au/tags/ict-young-professional-year-award/) are to recognize and promote excellence, innovation and professionalism in the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).