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Honors and Awards:

  • Co-author of 2014 NIPS Workshop Student Best Paper Award: Weicong Ding (doctoral advisee), Prakash Ishwar, and Venkatesh Saligrama, “A Topic Modeling Approach to Rank Aggregation,” in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Workshop on Analysis of Rank Data: Confluence of Social Choice, Operations Research, and Machine Learning, Montreal, Canada, 13 Dec., 2014.
  • 2010 AVSS Best Paper Award for paper co-authored with Kai Guo and Janusz Konrad entitled “Action recognition using sparse representation on covariance manifolds of optical flow” (2010 IEEE Int. Conf. Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance, Aug. 2010).
  • 2010 ICPR Winner of Aerial View Activity Classification Challenge for work co-authored with Kai Guo and Janusz Konrad  entitled “Action recognition in video by sparse representation on covariance manifolds of silhouette tunnels” (2010 Int. Conf. Pattern Recognition, Semantic Description of Human Activities Contest, Aug. 2010).
  • 2005 US National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2007 – 2008 Dean’s Research Catalyst Award, College of Engineering, Boston University.
  • 2008 2009 First Prize, Entrepreneur Design Contest, College of Engineering, Boston University.
  • IEEE Senior Member (since 2007)
  • 2000–2001 Frederic T. and Edith F. Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship Award, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign.
  • Invited Member of Phi Kappa Phi (1997 – 1998)
  • 1996 J. N. Tata Endowment Scholarship, India
  • 1996 K. C. Mahindra Scholarship, India
  • 1996 Phirozeshah Godrej Award, India

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