Honors and Awards
Best Ten Lecturers Award (out of almost 500 faculty members) at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1999. This award is given once a year, and is done through University-wide voting by all students to elect the best 10 teachers of the whole University. Less than 8% of the faculty have received this prestigious award since its introduction in 1996.
Teaching Excellence Appreciation Awardfrom the School of Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1998.
Fellow of IEEE for contributions to design and analysis of high-speed packet switching
Best Paper Award at the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Dresden, Germany, 2009.
Best Paper Award (out of 152 papers) at The 12th IEEE International Conference on Information Networking, 1998.
Best PhD Paper Award with my PhD student within all Universities in Hong Kong, 2003.
Best Paper Award for excellent UG student paper contest, IEEE Hong Kong, 1994.
Keynote Speaker at The 5th IEEE GCC International Conference, 2009 in Kuwait.
Keynote Speaker at The International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks, 2005 in Dubai.
Keynote Speaker at The International Symposium on Information and Communications Technologies, 2005 in Morocco.
Keynote Speaker at The 2006 ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, 2006 in UAE.
Keynote Speaker at 2007 IEEE International Conference: Sciences of Electronic, Technologies of Information and Telecommunications, (SETIT), Tunisia, 2007.
Keynote Speaker at 2008 Fifth Congress of "Scientific Research Outlook in the Arab World" Scientific Innovation & Sustained Development, Fes – Morocco, 2008.
Opening Address at UGC Symposium on Outcome-based Approaches in Student Learning: "Quality Education, Quality Outcomes : The Way Forward for Hong Kong", 2008.
Keynote Speaker at UGC Symposium on Outcome-based Approaches in Student Learning: "Outcome Based Approaches: Where are We Now and Where are We Going ", 2009.
Keynote Speaker at The The 2010 International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining (WISM'10) and the 2010 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Computational Intelligence (AICI'10), 2010, Sanya.
Keynote Speaker at the UGC Symposium on Outcome-based Approaches in Student Learning “Outcome Based Approaches: Where are we now and where are we going”, PolyU, May 27, 2009.
Keynote Speaker at The 3rd International Conference on Information Science and Engineering (ICISE 2011), 2011, Yangzhou, China.
Plenary Speaker at 2010 Microsoft Research Asia Faculty Summit, Shanghai, China, 2010.
Keynote Speaker at 4th Symposium on Information Science, Japan Science Council, Tokyo, Japan, 2011.
Invited Speaker at The 6th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), France, 2010.
Invited Speaker at The 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Turkey, 2011.
Invited Speaker at “Hot Trends in Computer Science, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2011.
Invited as a Keynote Speaker at The Annual Information and Communication Technology Conference (ICTe), Nairobi, Kenya, 2006.
Fully funded invited researcher to the Computer Science Department, South East University, China, 2008.
Fully funded invited researcher to the Computer Science Department, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland for 6 months (Fall 1999).
Fully funded invited researcher to the Computer Science Department, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil for two weeks (Winter 1999).
Fully funded invited speaker to the DIMACS Workshop on Interconnection Networks and Mapping and Scheduling Parallel Computations, Rutgers University, USA, 1995.
Long Service Award, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Service Appreciation Award, IEEE
Awarded merit scholarship through all my Undergraduate and Postgraduate University Education by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Among 40 students selected from a pool of more than 20,000 students – 1981-1991.
Awarded Teaching/Research Scholarships by the University of Pittsburgh for my M.S. and Ph.D. programs – 1985-1991.
Awarded 1st Prize for best Senior Undergraduate Final Year Project, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1985.