Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

Prem Devanbu Wins ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award

March 02, 2021

Computer science professor Prem Devanbu was named the winner of the 2021 Outstanding Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (ACM SIGSOFT).  The Outstanding Research Award is a lifetime achievement award and one of the highest honors in software engineering. Devanbu was cited for “profoundly changing the way researchers think about software by exploring connections between source code and natural language.”

Aditya Thakur receives NSF CAREER Award

February 05, 2021

Aditya Thakur, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received an NSF CAREER Award for his proposal, “Provable Patching of Deep Neural Networks.”

Hao Chen and Vladimir Filkov named ACM Distinguished Members

January 04, 2021

Computer science professors Hao Chen and Vladimir Filkov were named Distinguished Members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for their outstanding scientific contributions to the field of computing. Distinguished membership recognizes the top 10% of ACM members with at least 15 years of experience as role models who have gone above and beyond in their service to the field through research, teaching, leadership and/or service.

Nina Amenta wins Test of Time Award for paper on computer analysis of real-world objects

November 17, 2020

Computer science professor Nina Amenta has received a test-of-time award from the peer-reviewed journal Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications for her 2001 paper, “The power crust, union of balls, and the medial axis transformation.” The award honors papers published in the journal that are at least 10 years old and have left a legacy on the field of computational geometry. She and her co-authors will receive certificates and a cash prize, split among them. 

Cindy Rubio-González named 2020 Better Scientific Software Fellow

January 22, 2020
Assistant professor Cindy Rubio-González was named a 2020 Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellow, one of three scientists and engineers to receive the honor this year. Rubio will receive $25,000 to develop training materials and organize events that promote high-quality scientific software.

Kwan-Liu Ma and Ken Joy Inducted to IEEE Visualization Academy

November 18, 2019
Distinguished professor Kwan-Liu Ma and professor emeritus Ken Joy are part of the inaugural class of inductees to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Visualization Academy.

Cindy Rubio-González wins Facebook Testing and Verification Award

October 29, 2019
Her proposal, “Null Pointer Dereferences in the Wild” looks to test state-of-the-art automated bug finding tools on real software to evaluate their effectiveness, and to develop new algorithms for bug finding.

Hao-Chuan Wang Receives Distinguished Paper Award from IMWUT Vol. 2

October 16, 2019
Associate Professor Hao-Chuan Wang’s 2018 paper, “SoberMotion: Leveraging the Force of Probation Officers to Reduce the Risk of DUI Recidivism,” received the Volume 2 Distinguished Paper Award from the Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT).