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.

Daniel Aliaga
  • College of Science Diversity Award [2012]
  • Purdue University Undergraduate Advising Award [2009]
  • Purdue University Engagement Award [2008]
Walid Aref
  • NSF CAREER Award [2001]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2004]
Mikhail Atallah
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator [1985]
  • Fellow of the 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]
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Courtesy Appointment [2004]
  • Fellow of the 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]
Elisa Bertino
  • Fellow of the IEEE [2002]
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award [2002]
  • Fellow of the ACM [2003]
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Courtesy Appointment [2004]
  • IEEE Tsutomu Kanai Award [2005]
  • College of Science Engagement Award [2012]
  • ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award [2014]
  • Fellow of the AAAS [2016]
Bharat Bhargava
  • Fellow of the IEEE [1993]
  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award [1996]
  • Fellow of the IETE [1996]
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award [1999]
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [2003]
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Courtesy Appointment [2003]
  • Purdue Research Foundation Inventors Recognition [2011]
Chris Clifton
  • TechPoint Mira Award [2005]
  • IEEE ICDM Outstanding Service Award [2011]
  • Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship [2011]
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 of the ACM [2000]
  • Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy [2003]
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Courtesy Appointment [2003]
  • Purdue University Distinguished Professor [2004] 
    Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
  • Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award [2012]
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)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from Ohio State University [1993]
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Dayton [1995]
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator [1988]
  • TechPoint Mira Award [2005]
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist [2009]
  • Fellow of the IEEE [2009]
  • Fellow of the ACM [2012]
Sonia Fahmy
  • NSF CAREER Award [2003]
Greg Frederickson
  • MAA George Pólya Award [2009]
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [2008]
  • MAA George Pólya Award [2004]
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 Fllow [2016]
Ananth Grama
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science [2013]
  • NSF CAREER Award [1998]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2002]
Susanne Hambrusch
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [1999]
  • Techpoint Mira Award [2004]
Christoph M. Hoffmann
  • European Academy of Sciences [2002]
  • TechPoint Mira Award [2008]
  • Pierre Bézier Award (SIAM) [2011]
Tony Hosking
  • Purdue University Teaching for Tomorrow Award [1998]
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist [2012]
Suresh Jagannathan
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Courtesy Appointment [2002]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2007]
  • College of Science Graduate Student Mentoring Award[2012]
Daisuke Kihara
  • Purdue University Seeds of Success [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008]
  • University Faculty Scholar [2013]
Ninghui Li
  • NSF CAREER Award [2004]
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist [2012]
Zhiyuan Li
  • NSF CAREER Award [1995]
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Courtesy Appointment [2003]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2005]
Bradley Lucier
  • Fellow of AMS [2012]
  • Simons Fellow [2012]
Jennifer Neville
  • NSF CAREER Award [2012]
  • Outstanding Achievement by a Young Alum (University of Massachusetts Amherst) [2013]
Kihong Park
  • NSF CAREER Award [1999]
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]
Vernon Rego
  • ACM/IEEE Gordon Bell Prize [1992]
John Rice (emeritus)
  • Fellow of the 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 of the ACM [1996]
  • Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers [1999]
Ahmed Sameh
  • Fellow of the AAAS [1993]
  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award [1996]
  • Purdue Named University Professor [1997] 
    Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science
  • Fellow of the ACM [1999]
  • Fellow of the IEEE [1999]
  • IEEE Harry H. Goode Memorial Award [1999]
  • Fellow of SIAM [2011]
  • Fellow of IACM [2012]
Luo Si
  • NSF CAREER Award [2008]
Robert D. Skeel
  • Department of Mathematics, Courtesy Appointmet [2004]
  • Fellow of SIAM [2011]
Eugene Spafford
  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award [1996]
  • Fellow of the ACM [1998]
  • Fellow of the 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]
  • Department of Philosophy, Courtesy Appointment[2000]
  • Fellow of the 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]
  • Department of Communication, Courtesy Appointment [2003]
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Courtesy Appointment [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]
  • Fellow of the Ponemon Institute [2014]
  • Named as an Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash [2016]
  • Outstanding Research Award, ITERA [2016]
  • Kristian Beckman Award, IFIP Technical Committee TC 11 [2017]
Wojciech Szpankowski
  • Fellow of the IEEE [2004]
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Courtesy Appointment [2004]
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand "Erskine Fellowship" [2006]
  • Saul Rosen Professor of Computer Science [2008]
  • Humboldt Research Award [2009]
  • College of Science Leadership Award [2012]
Xavier Tricoche
  • NSF CAREER Award [2012]
Samuel Wagstaff
  • Department of Mathematics, Courtesy Appointmet [2006]
Dongyan Xu
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Courtesy Appointment [2003]
  • NSF CAREER Award [2006]
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar [2012]
  • College of Science Leadership Award [2013]
Xiangyu Zhang
  • ACM SIGPLAN "Doctoral Dissertation" Award [2006]