Selected Honors and Awards

  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award (2022)

  • Grand prize, IEEE Signal Processing Society video contest for beamforming research (5-MICC) (2020)

  • Best paper award, IEEE/ION Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium (2020)

  • 3 Best student paper awards, IEEE/ION Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium (2020, 2016, 2012)

  • Keynote speaker, International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, Las Vegas, NV (2020)

  • Institute of Navigation (ION) Colonel Thomas Thurlow award (2019)

  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award (2019)

  • 14 Best paper presentation awards, ION GNSS+ Conference (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)

  • Institute of Navigation (ION) Samuel Burka award (2018)

  • Plenary speaker, European Navigation Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden (2018)

  • IEEE Walter Fried award (2018)

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award (2018)

  • Institute of Navigation (ION) outstanding peer review recognition award (2018)

  • NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) award (2016)

  • Best paper award, ION GNSS+ Conference (2015)

  • The University of Texas Research Excellence award (2013)

  • The University of Texas Professional Development award (2013, 2012, 2011)

  • Best paper presentation award, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (2012)

  • IEEE Senior Member promotion (2011)

Selected Students Supervised Honors & Awards

  • Melucci Endowed Fellowship, Mu Jia (2021)

  • Institute of Navigation (ION) Bradford Parkinson award for best Ph.D. Dissertation, Dr. Kimia Shamaei (2020)

  • Grand prize, IEEE Signal Processing Society video contest for beamforming research (5-MICC), Ali Abdallah, Zainab Ashai, Xinyi (Taylor) Zhang, and Qitai (Neo) Meng (2020)

  • Best paper award, IEEE/ION Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Joe Khalife and Mohammad Neinavaie (2020)

  • Best student paper award, IEEE/ION Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Ali Abdallah (2020)

  • Paul and Beverly Holmes Endowed Fellowship, Ali Abdallah (2019)

  • Institute of Navigation (ION) Samuel Burka award, Kimia Shamaei (2018)

  • IEEE Walter Fried award, Joe Khalife (2018)

  • US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Graduate Student of the Year in the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) University Transportation Center (UTC), Joshua Morales (2018)

  • University of California, Riverside (UCR) Bourns College of Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award, Souradeep Bhattacharya (2018)

  • University of California, Riverside (UCR) Graduate Student of the Year, in the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) University Trans- portation Center (UTC), Joe Khalife (2017)

  • Best student paper award, IEEE/ION Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Joe Khalife and Kimia Shamaei (2016)