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Honors and Awards by Faculty

This is a listing of significant awards and honors received by Purdue CS faculty. Listed are those items that are distinctive and based on technical achievement and/or professional service. Included items must be decided by peer deliberation; awards decided solely by students (e.g., "Top 10 Teacher") and best paper awards are not included, nor are awards well outside the mainstream of faculty areas of achievement.

George Adams

  • Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy [2019]

Daniel Aliaga

  • Purdue University Engagement Award [2008]
  • Purdue University Undergraduate Advising Award [2009]
  • Google Faculty Research Awards [2010]
  • OECD Fellowship Award [2011]
  • Purdue College of Science Diversity Award [2012]
  • Fulbright Scholar Award [2018]

Walid Aref

  • NSF CAREER Award [2001]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2004]
  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) [2017]

Mikhail Atallah

  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator [1985]
  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) [1997]
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [1999]
  • Purdue University Distinguished Professor [2004] 
    Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
  • Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy [2004]
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [2006]
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, American University in Beirut [2007]
  • Purdue Research Foundation Inventors Recognition [2011]
  • Purdue University Outstanding Commercialization Award [2013]
  • Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award [2016]
  • Arden L. Bement Award [2017]

Bedrich Benes

  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2011]
  • Purdue University Named Professor [2019]
    George McNelly Professor of Technology

Elisa Bertino

  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) [2002]
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award [2002]
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [2003]
  • IEEE Tsutomu Kanai Award [2005]
  • Purdue College of Science Engagement Award [2012]
  • ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award [2014]
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science [2016]
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame [2017]
  • Purdue Innovators Hall of Fame [2017]
  • Purdue University Named Professor [2017]
    Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science
  • ACM Athena Lecturer Award [2019-2020]
  • GSM Mobile Security Research Hall of Fame [2019]
  • Kristian Beckman Award, IFIP Technical Committee TC 11 [2020]
  • IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award [2021]

Bharat Bhargava

  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) [1993]
  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award [1996]
  • Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE0) [1996]
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award [1999]
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [2003]
  • Purdue Research Foundation Inventors Recognition [2011]
  • Focus Award [2017]
  • Purdue Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion [2017]

Antonio Bianchi

  • NSF CRII Award [2019]

Jeremiah Blocki

  • NSF CRII Award [2018]
  • Purdue Seed for Success Award [2019]
  • NSF CAREER Award [2021]

Chris Clifton

  • TechPoint Mira Award [2005]
  • IEEE ICDM Outstanding Service Award [2011]
  • Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship [2011]
  • Distinguished Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [2017]
  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) [2020]
  • ACM CODASPY Research Award [2020]

Douglas Comer

  • Usenix "The Flame" Lifetime Achievement Award (as part of the Software Tools Project) [1996]
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [1999]
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [2000]
  • Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy [2003]
  • Purdue University Distinguished Professor [2004] 
    Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
  • Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award [2012]
  • Internet Hall of Fame [2019]

Ben Delaware

  • NSF CRII Award [2018]
    Purdue Seed for Success Award [2019]

Tamal Dey

  • Ohio State University Lumley Research Award [2004, 2010]
  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) [2017]
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [2018] 
  • Fellow, Solid Modeling Association (SMA) [2019]

Buster Dunsmore

  • Purdue University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy [1996]
  • Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy [1997]
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [1999]
  • INITIA Outstanding Educator [2001]
  • Purdue University Teaching for Tomorrow Award [2005]

Ahmed Elmagarmid (emeritus)

  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator [1988]
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from Ohio State University [1993]
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Dayton [1995]
  • TechPoint Mira Award [2005]
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist [2009]
  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) [2009]
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [2012]

Sonia Fahmy

  • NSF CAREER Award [2003]
  • Purdue College of Science Leadership Award [2010]
  • University Faculty Scholar [2015]
  • Purdue College of Science Team Award [2016]
  • AT&T Virtual University Research Initiative (VURI) [2020]
Pedro Fonseca
  • Google Faculty Research Award [2019]

Greg Frederickson (emeritus)

  • MAA George Pólya Award [2004]
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [2008]
  • MAA George Pólya Award [2009]
  • Alumnus of the Year Award, University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science [2018]

Christina Garman

  • Purdue Seed for Success Award [2019]
  • NSF CAREER Award [2021]

Walter Gautschi (emeritus)

  • Fulbright Scholar [1970]
  • Member of Bavarian Academy of Sciences [2001]
  • Member of Turin Academy of Sciences [2001]
  • Fellow of SIAM [2012]

David Gleich

  • NSF CAREER Award [2012]
  • Sloan Research Fellow [2016]
  • Purdue University Named Associate Professor [2018] 
    Juoti and Aditya Mathur Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dan Goldwasser

  • NSF CAREER Award [2021]

Ananth Grama

  • NSF CAREER Award [1998]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2002]
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) [2013]
  • Distinguished Alumnus, University of Minnesota [2015]
  • Purdue University Named Professor [2017]
    Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science
  • Purdue College of Science Research Award [2018]

Susanne Hambrusch

  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [1999]
  • Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award, Pennsylvania State University  [2003]
  • Techpoint Mira Award [2004]
  • Violet Haas Award, Purdue University [2019]
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [2020]
Christoph M. Hoffmann
  • European Academy of Sciences [2002]
  • TechPoint Mira Award [2008]
  • Pierre Bézier Award (SIAM) [2011]

Suresh Jagannathan

  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2007]
  • Purdue College of Science Graduate Student Mentoring Award [2012]
  • Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service [2016]
  • Purdue University Named Professor [2018]
    Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science

Changhee Jung

  • Google Faculty Research Award [2015]
  • AMD Faculty Research Award [2017]
  • NSF Career Award [2018]
Aniket Kate
  • NSF CAREER Award[2019]
  • Purdue Seed for Success Award [2019]

Daisuke Kihara

Ninghui Li

  • NSF CAREER Award [2004]
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist [2012]
  • GSM Mobile Security Research Hall of Fame [2019]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2019]
  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) [2020]
  • Purdue University Named Professor [2020] 
    Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science

Zhiyuan Li

  • NSF CAREER Award [1995]
  • University Faculty Scholar [2005]

Hemanta Maji

  • NSF CRII Award [2016]
  • Purdue Seed for Success Award [2019]

Jennifer Neville

  • NSF CAREER Award [2012]
  • Outstanding Achievement by a Young Alum, University of Massachusetts Amherst [2013]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2020]
  • Purdue University Named Professor [2020] 
    Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science

Kihong Park

  • NSF CAREER Award [1999]

Chunyi Peng

  • NSF CAREER Award [2018]

Sunil Prabhakar

  • NSF CAREER Award [2000]
  • TechPoint Mira Award [2005]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2009]

Alex Pothen

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) [2009]
  • Purdue College of Science Graduate Student Mentoring Award [2018]
  • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) [2018]
  • George Pólya Prize in Applied Combinatorics [2021]

Vernon Rego

  • ACM/IEEE Gordon Bell Prize [1992]
Bruno Ribeiro
  • NSF CAREER Award [2020]
John Rice (emeritus)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) [1972]
  • IFIP Silver Core Award [1989]
  • National Academy of Engineering member [1994]
  • Purdue University Distinguished Professor [1989] 
    W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [1996]
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [1999]
  • Named as an Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash

Tiark Rompf

  • NSF CAREER Award [2016]
  • Member, IFIP TC-2 Working Group 2.11 [2016]
  • United States Department of Energy Early Career Research Award [2017]
  • Google Faculty Research Award [2017, 2018]
  • Purdue College of Science Professional Achievement Award [2018]
  • VMware Systems Research Award [2018]
  • Facebook Probability and Programming Research Award [2019]
  • Purdue Seed for Success Award [2019]
  • Purdue College of Science Team Award [2019, 2020]
  • ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award (Scala team) [2019]
  • Kevin C. and Susanne L. Kahn New Frontiers Associate Professor [2020]
Roopsha Samanta
  • NSF CAREER Award [2019]
  • Purdue Seed for Success Award [2019]
  • Purdue College of Science Team Award [2019, 2020]
Ahmed Sameh (emeritus)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) [1993]
  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award [1996]
  • Purdue University Named Professor [1997] 
    Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [1999]
  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)[1999]
  • IEEE Harry H. Goode Memorial Award [1999]
  • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)[2011]
  • Fellow, International Assoication for Conflict Management (IACM) [2012]

Robert D. Skeel (emeritus)

  • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) [2011]

Muhammad Shahbaz

  • Purdue University Named Professor [2021]
    • Kevin C. and Suzanne L. Kahn New Frontiers Assistant Professor

 Eugene Spafford

  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award [1996]
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) [1998]
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) [1999]
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [1999]
  • Distinguished Practitioner, Applied Computer Security Associates [2000]
  • National Computer/Information System Security Award [2000]
  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)  [2001]
  • Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy [2001]
  • Purdue University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy [2001]
  • ISSA Hall of Fame Award [2001]
  • NCISSE Founders' Medal [2001]
  • IEEE Taylor Booth Award [2003]
  • Awarded U.S. Air Force medal for Meritorious Civilian Service [2003]
  • Added to Purdue University's Book of Great Teachers [2003]
  • ACM SIGCAS "Making a Difference" Award [2004]
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award [2005]
  • Honorary D.Sc. from SUNY [2005]
  • ISACA Wasserman Award [2006]
  • ACM SIGSAC "Outstanding Contribution" Award [2006]
  • ACM President's Award [2007]
  • Fellow of (ISC)2 [2008]
  • Information Security Secure 7 [2008]
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Abacus Award [2009]
  • CRA Distinguished Service Award [2009]
  • Distinguished Fellow of the Information Systems Security Association [2009]
  • SANS Lifetime Achievement Award [2011]
  • WORLDCOMP Outstanding Achievement Award [2011]
  • Purdue University Morrill Professor Award [2012]
  • Inducted to the Cyber Security Hall of Fame [2013]
  • Recipient of the (ISC)2 Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award [2013]
  • Purdue College of Liberal Arts, Department of Political Science, Courtesy Appointment [2013]
  • Fellow of the Ponemon Institute [2014]
  • Named as an Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash [2016]
  • Outstanding Research Award, ITERA [2016]
  • Quora "Best Writer" [2016, 2017]
  • Kristian Beckman Award, IFIP Technical Committee TC 11 [2017]
  • ISE Luminary Leadership Award Winner [2018]
  • IEEE Security and Privacy Test-of-Time Award [2020]
  • Named to American Academy of Arts & Sciences [2020]

Wojciech Szpankowski

  • Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) [2004]
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand "Erskine Fellowship" [2006]
  • Purdue University Named Professor [2008]
    Saul Rosen Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
  • Humboldt Research Award [2009]
  • Purdue College of Science Leadership Award [2012]
  • Arden Bement Award [2016]
  • Flajolet Prize [2020]


Xavier Tricoche

  • NSF CAREER Award [2012]

Lin Tan

  • Facebook Probability and Programming Research Award [2019]
  • Mary J. Elmore New Frontiers Associate Professor [2020]
  • J.P. Morgan AI Research Faculty Award [2020]
  • Facebook Probability and Programming Research Award [2020]

Dongyan Xu

  • Purdue University Seed for Success Award [2004, 2008, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2017]
  • NSF CAREER Award [2006]
  • Purdue College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award [2008]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2012]
  • Purdue College of Science Leadership Award [2013, 2016]
  • Purdue College of Science Graduate Advising Award [2014]
  • Purdue College of Science Research Award [2015]
  • Purdue College of Science Team Award [2015]
  • Purdue Discovery Park Big Idea Challenge Award [2017]
  • Purdue College of Science Team Award [2018]
  • Purdue University Named Professor [2018]
    Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science
Yexiang Xue
  • NSF CRII Award [2019]
Ming Yin
  • NSF CRII Award [2019]

Xiangyu Zhang

  • ACM SIGPLAN Doctoral Dissertation Award [2006]
  • NSF CAREER Award [2009]
  • Purdue College of Science Team Award [2018]
  • Purdue University Named Professor [2020] 
    Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science
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