Awards & Honours

Research

2015 Nominated for the Nanyang Research Award in SCE.
2015 The paper titled GetReal: Towards Realistic Selection of Influence Maximization Strategies in Competitive Networks (along with Hui Li, Jiangtao Cui, Yunjun Gao, Jianfeng Ma) was Nominated for the Best Paper Award in ACM SIGMOD 2015.
2012 The paper titled Stars on Steroids: Fast Evaluation of Multi-source Star Twig Queries in Path Materialization-based XML Databases (with E Leonardi, F Li) was selected as one of the top 5 papers in DASFAA 2012
2011 Best Paper Award (with B.-S Seah, C.F. Dewey, H. Yu) in ACM BCB 2011 for the paper titled FUSE: Towards Multi-Level Functional Summarization of Protein Interaction Networks.
2010 Finalist of ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge (MM 10) for the system Searching and Browsing Social Images Through iAVATAR, Firenze, Italy. 
2009 Nominated for the Best Paper Award in First ACM International Workshop on Social Media for the paper titled Image Tag Clarity: In Search of Visual-Representative Tags for Social Images.
2008 Ranked second most prolific author in Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal (for the period of 1985 - 2007) by Scopus, ScienceDirect, and Web of Science sources.
2004 Efficient Recursive XML Query Processing Using Relational Database Systems (with S Prakash, S Madria) was selected as one of the top 6 papers in ER 2004
2004 Best Interdisciplinary Paper Award (with Q Zhao, M Mohania, Y Kambayashi) in ACM CIKM 2004 for the paper titled Discovering Frequently Changing Structures from Historical Structural Deltas of Unordered XML.

Graduate Students (Research)

2006 ACM Student Travel Award (Q Zhao) in ACM SIGKDD 2006 for the paper titled Event Detection from Evolution of Click-Through Data.
2005 ACM Student Travel Award (E Leonardi) in ACM CIKM 2005 for the paper titled Detecting Changes on Unordered XML Documents Using Relational Databases: A Schema-Conscious Approach
2004 Distinguished Hyperion Student Travel Award (Q Zhao) in ACM CIKM 2004 for the paper titled Discovering Frequently Changing Structures from Historical Structural Deltas of Unordered XML.

Teaching & Others

2016 15 Years Long Service Award, School of Computer Science and Engg, NTU
2012 10 Years Long Service Award, School of Computer Engg, NTU
2006 Gold Award in URECA (Undergraduate Research Opportunity on Campus) for the Research Poster Competition in 2006
2005 Nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award for contributions in teaching
2004 Nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award for contributions in teaching
2003 Outstanding Academic Staff (Top 5.5%) for 2003 based on contributions made in teaching, research, and administrative work
2003 Nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award for contributions in teaching during 2001 - 2003
2003 Lecturer of the Year Award for Year 1 course for 2002-2003 (Voted by the students)
2002 Outstanding Academic Staff (Top 5.5%) for 2002 based on contributions made in teaching, research, and administrative work

 

 

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