Faculty Honors

2011

Elected as Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Named Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
European Design and Automation Association Lifetime Achievement Award
John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award
Engineer of the Year Award, Sherman Oaks, CA Engineers Council
2011 Lifetime Contribution Medal, IEEE Computer Society Test Technology Technical Council
Elected as Vice Chair, American Physical Society Topical Group on Quantum Information
Department of Defense MURI Grant
Honorary Doctorate degree, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
2011 Sigma Xi William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement
2011 IEEE Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award
U.S. Department of Energy Grant
Honorary Degree, Howard University
New York Hall of Science Distinguished Leadership Award
IEEE Donald G. Fink Paper Prize
Elected to the Austrian Academy of Sciences
James Evans Avant Garde Award, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
2012 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award
NSF CAREER Award
2010 Best Paper Award, IEEE Communication Society Technical Committee on Data Storage
Appointment, Robert G. and Mary G. Lane Early Career Chair
Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical and Computer Engineer Award
Selected as member of TR35 Class of 2011
2011 Research Grant Award, Okawa Foundation
2011 International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Founder’s Award
IEEE Photonics Society 2011 Engineering Achievement Award
IEEE Joint Paper Award in Communications and Information Theory
2011 Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
2011 Alumni Professional Achievement Award, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

2010

Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-2011, IEEE Signal Processing Society
Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-2011, IEEE Signal Processing Society
Best Paper Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society
2010 Distnguished Faculty Service Award
IBM Faculty Award
Best Paper Award, International Speech Communication Association
Best Paper Award, IEEE Globecom 2009
Research Grant, Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications
Distinguished Chair Appointment, Finnish Fulbright-Nokia
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Grant, National Science Foundation
IBM Faculty Award
Mellon Mentoring Award
Promotion, Associate Professor
Frederick Emmons Terman Award, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for Electrical and Computer Engineering Division
Best Paper Award, MobiCom 2010
Election to 2010 Class of International Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom
Appointment, Steven and Kathryn Sample Chair in Engineering
Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award, Optical Society of America (OSA)
Promotion, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Chemistry
Promotion, Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
Elected as Senior Member, IEEE
Best Paper Award, International Speech Communication Association
Elected to the College of Fellows of the International Neural Network Society (INNS)
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Grant, National Science Foundation
Fellow, USC Center for Excellence
2010 Young Innovator Under 35 Award
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Elected President of IEEE Information Theory Society
Elected Vice-President of IEEE Information Theory Society
Best Paper Award, International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing
Edward J. Hoffman Medical Scientist Imaging Award, IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society
Elected as Fellow, IEEE
Elected as Fellow, IEEE
Elected as Fellow, IEEE
Elected as Fellow, IEEE

2009

IEEE Medal of Honor
ARO Young Investigator Award
NSF Career Award
Elected to National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Athanasios Papoulis Award for Excellence in Engineering Technology Education from the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP)
2009 Optical Society of America Leadership Award New Focus/Bookham Prize
HP Innovation Research Award
2009 Magnetic Resonance (MR) Thought Leader Award from GE Healthcare
IEEE Senior Member
IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society Best Practice Award
Global Wireless Education Consortium (GWEC) Wireless Educator of the Year for 2009
USC Office of Campus Activities and Women’s Student Assembly 2009 Remarkable Women Award
2009 Viterbi School Faculty and Staff Award, Dean’s Faculty Award for Service
2009 ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education
ACM Senior Member
Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA)
IEEE Senior Member
ACM Senior Member
Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA)
Elected IEEE Fellow
2009 Viterbi School Faculty and Staff Award, Junior Research Award
IEEE Senior Member
Elected IEEE Fellow
ACM Senior Member
Re-elected Signal and Image Processing Director
Re-elected Computer Engineering Director
NSF Career Award
NSF Career Award
Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow
New Chair for Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics
IEEE Senior Member
ONR Young Investigator Award
Named to 2009 MIT Technology Review TR35 List
Named to 2009 MIT Technology Review TR35 List
Elected IEEE Fellow
ISCS 2009 Welker Award
Distinguished Faculty Service Award
Distinguished Faculty Service Award
Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow
Elected IEEE Fellow