• 2017 IEEE Multimedia Best Department Article Award for our paper "Person-Centered Multimedia Computing: A New Paradigm Inspired by Assistive and Rehabilitative Applications"
  • Nominated for the Best PhD Dissertation Award, Department of Computer Science, Arizona State University, 2013
  • Selected as a finalist for the Lane Fellowship in Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University, 2013
  • Recipient of  the University Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2012
  • Featured as an Outstanding Graduate Student by the Graduate College at ASU
  • Awarded Travel Grants to attend the NIPS conference in 2009 and 2010, the CVPR conference in 2010 and the Machine Learning Summer School at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2012