Doctoral students Meiying Zhang and Suravi Regmi were awarded 1st place at the inaugural
Technology against Tornado Student Competition and Expo, held at the University of
Tennessee at Martin on April 21, 2023.
Undergraduates Herve Aniglo and Kareem Dasilva received a Google igniteCS grant to
hold a drone programming camp in April 2017.
Undergraduate student Kareem Dasilva won the 2016 National BDPA Mobile App Showcase.
Graduate student Austin Henley and Prof. Scott Fleming are co-authors on "Foraging
and Navigations, Fundamentally: Developers' Predictions of Value and Cost," which
received an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at FSE 2016.
Graduate student Nazir Saleheen was the lead author on "mSieve: Differential Behavioral
Privacy in Time Series of Mobile Sensor Data," which received an Honorable Mention
at ACM UbiComp 2016.
Graduate student Austin Henley and Prof. Scott Fleming won the Best Paper Award at
VL/HCC 2016 for their paper "Yestercode: Improving Code-Change Support in Visual Dataflow
Undergraduate student Heather Duke was selected as a 2016 Scholar to attend the Grace
Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
Undergraduate student Herve Aniglo won the Association for Management Information
Systems (AMIS) 1st Annual techUP! Competition, held on April 9, 2016 at the U of M's
Fogelman College of Business and Economics.
A team of two graduate (Kul Subedi, Sujit Shrestha) and two undergraduate (Robert
Edstrom, Nick Gordon) students won 2nd place at the CANSec Cyber Defense Competition,
held in Little Rock on Oct. 24., 2015.
Undergraduate students Herve Aniglo and Kareem Dasilva received 1st place in the first
annual hackathon at the 2015 National Society of Black Engineers Region 3 Fall Regional
Conference. They were invited to showcase their app during the March 2016 NSBE Annual
Convention and to continue working on the app over the summer as an internship opportunity.
Graduate student Maria Luong was selected as a 2015 Scholar to attend the Grace Hopper
Celebration of Women in Computing.
Graduate student Minsheng Zhang received student travel grants to attend the ACM Conference
on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2015) from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2015.
Graduate students Minsheng Zhang and Muktadir Chowdhury received student travel grants
to attend the NDN Community Meeting (NDNComm 2015) from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2015.
They both participated in the first NDNComm hackathon, and the project Minsheng participated
in received the first place award from the judges.
Graduate students Rajendra Banjade, Dipesh Gautam, Nabin Maharjan, and Nobal Niraula were
on a team that received 1st place in the SemEval-2015 Semantic Textual Similarity
Graduate students Kul Prasad Subedi and Charles Lancaster Jr. were on a team that
won the Cyber Defense One Vulnerability and Exploit Competition (Capture the Flag)
at the 2014 Middle TN Cyber Summit.
Graduate students Amin Ahsan Ali and Syed Monowar Hossain were awarded NSF-funded
student travel grants to attend the prestigious ACM SenSys 2012 conference and its
accompanying mHealthSys workshop.
Graduate student Nobal Niraula was a co-author on "Automated Detection of Local Coherence
in Short Argumentative Essays Based on Centering Theory," which won the Best Paper
award at the 2012 Int. Conf. on Computational Linguistics (CICLing).
Graduate student Cristian Moldovan was a co-author on a paper that received Honorable
Mention for the Best Paper award at the 2011 Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive
Undergraduate student Charles Ellis and graduate student Vivek Datla, two student
members of the Game Theory in Cyber Security research group, were co-authors on a
paper that won the Best Overall Paper Award at the Spring Simulation Multiconference
(SpringSim'10) in Orlando, FL, April 11-15, 2010. The paper, entitled "On Modeling
and Simulation of Game Theory-based Defense Mechanisms against DoS and DDoS Attacks,"
also involved contributions from Prof. Chase Wu, Prof. Sajjan Shiva, and postdoc Dr.
Graduate student Yi Gu was selected as a 2010 finalist for the prestigious Google
Anita Borg Scholarship. She shared this distinction with finalists from such schools
as Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, MIT, Princeton, and Stanford. Yi also received second
place in the ACM Student Research Competition at the Supercomputing 2010 conference
for her work on "Optimizing End-to-End Performance of Scientific Workflows in Distributed
Graduate student Yunyue Lin and undergraduate student Xiaoshan Cai received the Best
Paper Award at the 4th International Symposium on Innovation and Real-time Applications
of Distributed Sensor Networks, held in Hangzhou, China, from May 18-21, 2009. Their
paper was entitled "Deploying Multiple Base Stations for Lifetime Maximization in
Wireless Sensor Networks." The work was performed under Prof. Chase Wu.
Graduate student Archana Bhattarai received a Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE
Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), held in Nashville, TN, from
March 30 - April 2, 2009. Her paper, entitled "Characterizing Comment Spam in the
Blogosphere through Content Analysis," was based on research done under Prof. Vasile
Rus and Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta.
Undergraduate student Roy Crowder was selected as a 2007 finalist for a Campus Ambassador/Student
Intern position at Sun Microsystems, representing the University of Memphis.
Rajesh Ramanand, a graduate student working with Prof. David Lin, won first prize
at the 2007 FedEx Institute of Technology Business Plan Competition. Rajesh also won
second prize in the 2006 competition.
Graduate student Zhou Ji received one of the Best Paper Awards at GECCO 2006, the
International Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. The paper, "Applicability
Issues of the Real-Valued Negative Selection Algorithms," was joint work with Prof.
Computer Science students have traditionally done very well in the University of Memphis'
annual Student Research Forum. Our past awards (in the Math and Computer Science category)
Mazharul Hossain, 1st place (graduate), 2021 (Advisor: Prof. Lan Wang)
Subash Poudyal, 2nd place (graduate), 2021 (Advisor: Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta)
Soujanya Chatterjee, 1st place (graduate), 2020 (Advisor: Prof. Santosh Kumar)
Sayma Akther, 1st place (graduate), 2019 (Advisor. Prof. Santosh Kumar)
Eiman Aldhahri, 1st place (tie, graduate), 2017 (Advisor: Prof. Sajjan Shiva)
Rajendra Banjade, 1st place (tie, graduate), 2017 (Advisor: Prof. Vasile Rus)
McKittrick Swindle, 1st place (undergraduate), 2017 (Advisor: Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta)
Robert Edstrom and Berkeley Willis, 2nd place (undergraduate), 2017 (Advisor: Prof.
Abhijit Nag, 2nd place (graduate), 2016 (Advisor: Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta)
Ashlesh Gawande and Muktadir Chowdhury, 1st place (undergraduate), 2016 (Advisor:
Prof. Lan Wang)
Kevin Townsend, 2nd place (undergraduate), 2016 (Advisor: Prof. Bernie Daigle)
Abhijit Nag, 1st place (graduate), 2015 (Advisor: Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta)
Daqing Yun, 2nd place (graduate), 2015 (Advisor: Prof. Chase Wu)
Ashlesh Gawande, 1st place (undergraduate), 2015 (Advisor: Prof. Lan Wang)
Abhijit Nag, 1st place (graduate), 2014 (Advisor: Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta)
Poonam Dharam, 1st place (graduate), 2013 (Advisor: Prof. Chase Wu)
Yaoqing Liu, 2nd place (graduate), 2013 (Advisor: Prof. Lan Wang)
Rodrigo Silva, 1st place (graduate), 2012 (Advisor: Prof. Stan Franklin)
Mustafa Hajeer and Alka Singh, 2nd place (graduate), 2012 (Advisor: Prof. Dipankar
Archana Bhattarai, 1st place (graduate), 2011 (Advisor: Prof. Vasile Rus)
Rodrigo Silva, 2nd place (graduate), 2011 (Advisor: Prof. Stan Franklin)
Yaoqing Liu, 2nd place (graduate), 2010 (Advisor: Prof. Lan Wang)
Ernest McCracken, 1st place (undergraduate), 2009 (Advisor: Prof. Lan Wang)
Santanu Guha and Somnath Mitra, 1st place (graduate), 2008 (Advisor: Prof. Santosh
Htay Myint Naing and Bhagavathy Krishna, 2nd place (graduate), 2008 (Advisor: Prof.
Ernest McCracken, 1st place (undergraduate), 2008 (Advisor: Prof. Lan Wang)
Brian Kennedy, 2nd place (undergraduate), 2008 (Advisor: Prof. Vinhthuy Phan)
Jie Wu, 1st place (graduate), 2007 (Advisor: Prof. Vasile Rus)