Awards



  • Research Assistantship by the Northeast Parallel Architectures Center, Syracuse University
  • Best Student Paper Award, Supercomputing '90, New York, U.S.A, Oct. 1990
  • Best Student Paper Award, Supercomputing '91, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A, Oct. 1991
  • Supervised a student paper that received the Third Prize in the IEEE (Hong Kong Section) undergraduate student paper contest, Sept. 1994
  • Co-authored a student paper that received the Excellent Achievement Award in IEEE (Hong Kong Sec-tion) postgraduate student paper contest, Sept. 1994
  • Co-authored a student paper that received the First Prize in the IEEE (Hong Kong Section) postgraduate student paper contest, Sept. 1995
  • Teaching Excellence Award by the School of Engineering, HKUST, October 1996
  • Merit-Based Double Increment in Salary Award, given by the President of HKUST, in recognition of outstanding research, teaching and service (only one or two faculty members were given this award in a year), May 1997
  • Early Promotion with Tenure from assistant to associate professor, by HKUST, in recognition of outstanding research, teaching and service (the only assistant professor from the Computer Science Department to have received this award), January 1998
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP01), Madrid, Spain, Sept. 2001
  • Elected Senior Member of IEEE, February 2003
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Certificate of Appreciate for service 2004-2005, June 2006
  • 2006 Runners-up for Best Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, April 2006
  • Ph.D. advisor of Samee Khan, recipient of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UTA, February 2007
  • Research Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding research, the University of Texas at Arlington, March 2007
  • 2007 Best Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, presented at ISCAS, New Orleans, May 2007 (IEEE TCSVT is the 4th ranked journal out of all IEEE publications)
  • Plaque for Abell Distinguished Lecture in Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Oct. 2007
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), citation: "for contributions to scheduling techniques in parallel and distributed computing systems," effective January 2008
  • IEEE Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation, for conference service, Dec. 2007
  • Ph.D. advisor of Samee Khan, recipient of the Nortel Outstanding CSE Doctoral Dissertation Award, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UTA, Feb. 2008
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Certificate of Appreciate for service 2006-2007, June 2008
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society President Award for Outstanding Associate Editor, June 2008
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Certificate of Appreciate for service 2007-2008, June 2009
  • Honorable Mention by the Editor-in-Chief for my paper ranked at number 4 among top ten all time most cited papers of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Jan. 2010.