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This page features a list of awards and accolades earned by department personnel.

2020     2019     2018     2017     2016     2015     2014

2020

Individual Faculty Accolades


APPLES Teaching Excellence Award
Gary Bishop

DARPA Director’s Fellowship
Mohit Bansal

Microsoft Investigator Fellowship
Mohit Bansal


Individual Student Accolades


Runner-Up, CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
Sweta Karlekar

Finalist, CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
Han Guo


Best Paper/Poster/Demo Awards



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2019

Individual Faculty and Staff Accolades


IEEE Fellow
Turner Whitted

Undergraduate Teaching Award
Donald Porter

CSSA Teaching Award
James Anderson, Montek Singh

NSF CAREER Award
Mohit Bansal

National Institute of Health R01 grant
Mohit Bansal, Shahriar Nirjon

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Ron Alterovitz

Google Faculty Research Award
Jasleen Kaur

Google Focused Research Award
Mohit Bansal

UNC Information Technology Award
Jackson Cox


Individual Student Accolades


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Darryl Hannan

Honorable Mention
IEEE VGTC Best VR/AR Dissertation Award 2018

Rick Skarbez

Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship
Hao Tan

Best Presentation Award
22nd International Conference on Medial Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2019)

Ruibin Ma

Royster Society Recruitment Fellowship, UNC Graduate School
Peter Hase

Timothy L. Quigg Student Inventor of the Year Award
Praneeth Chakravarthula


Best Paper/Poster/Demo Awards


Best Student Paper Award
European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys) 2019
“Efficient and Safe Network Updates with Suffix Causal Consistency
Sheng Liu, Theophilus A. Benson, Michael K. Reiter

Best Student Paper Award
27th International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems (RTNS 2019)

Clara Hobbs and Zelin “Peter” Tong

Best Student Paper Award
15th Annual International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2019)

Shiwei Fang

First Place, F1/10 Autonomous Racing Competition
Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things (CPS-IoT) Week 2019
Nathan Otterness, Charlotte Dorn, Tanya Amert, Abel Karimi, Manish Goyal, Sridhar Duggirala

Best Paper Award
International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS) 2019
“ZenCam: Context-Driven Control of Autonomous Body Cameras”
Shiwei Fang, Ketan Mayer-Patel, Shahriar Nirjon

Best Paper Award
RTNS 2019

James Anderson

Best Paper Award nominee (top 28 out of ~2,900)
ACL

Mohit Bansal

Best Presentation Award
MICCAI

Jan-Michael Frahm, Stephen Pizer, Julian Rosenman

Test of Time Award
IEEE SciVis 2019

Jack Snoeyink

Test of Time Award
ACM CCS 2019

Michael Reiter


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2018

Individual Faculty Accolades


Adobe Faculty Research Award
Mohit Bansal

Verisk AI Faculty Research Award 
Mohit Bansal

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Fellow
Dinesh Manocha

Computer Science Undergraduate Faculty Award
David Stotts

CSSA Excellence in Teaching Award
Donald Porter & Cynthia Sturton

Salesforce Research Deep Learning Grant Award 
Mohit Bansal

Facebook Faculty Research Award
Mohit Bansal

IBM Faculty Award
Mohit Bansal

Honorary Doctorate, TU Wien
Henry Fuchs

Amy Research Office Young Investigator Program Award
Mohit Bansal

IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award
James Anderson

International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Science and Technology Program Career Impact Award
Henry Fuchs


Individual Student Accolades


UNC Thomas S. Kenan III Graduate Fellowship
Alan Kuntz

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 
Lisa Bauer

Frank Porter Graham Honor Society
Catherine Nemitz and Tanya Amert


Best Paper/Poster/Demo Awards


Best Paper Award Nominee
USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST) 2018
The Full Path to Full-Path Indexing”
Yang Zhan, Alex Conway, Yizheng Jiao, Eric Knorr, Michael A. Bender, Martin Farach-Colton, William Jannen, Rob Johnson, Donald E. Porter, Jun Yuan

Emerging Technologies Best in Show Award
ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) 2018
“Steerable Application-Adaptive Near-Eye Displays”
Kishore Rathinavel, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Turner Whitted, Kaan Aksit, Josef Spjut, Ben Boudaoud, David Luebke, Henry Fuchs

Area Chair Favorite Paper Award
International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2018)
“Dynamic Multi-Level, Multi-Task Learning for Sentence Simplification”
Han Guo, Ramakanth Pasunuru, Mohit Bansal

Best Paper Award
International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems (RTNS 2018)
“Supporting I/O and IPC via Fine-Grained OS Isolation for Mixed-Criticality Real-Time Tasks”
Namhoon Kim, Stephen Tang, Nathan Otterness, James Anderson, F. Donelson Smith, Donald Porter

Best Paper Award
International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2018
“FocusAR: Auto-focus Augmented Reality Eyeglasses for both Real and Virtual”
Praneeth Chakravarthula, David Dunn, Kaan Aksit, Henry Fuchs

First Place, Fact Extraction and Verification (FEVER) Challenge
Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)
“Combining Fact Extraction and Verification with Neural Semantic Matching Networks”
Yixin Nie, Han Guo, Mohit Bansal


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2017

Individual Faculty Accolades


DARPA Young Faculty Award
Mohit Bansal

Google Research Award in Natural Language Processing 
Mohit Bansal

Eurographics Fellow
Ming Lin

AAAI Fellow
Dinesh Manocha

UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan Distinguished Professorship
Fabian Monrose


Individual Student Accolades


UNC Graduate School Horizon Award
Joshua Welch

UNC University Award for the Advancement of Women
Kaylee Llewellyn

Goldwater Scholarships
Scott Emmons

VGTC Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award (2016)
Ravish Mehra


Best Paper/Poster/Demo Awards


Helmholtz Prize
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2017
“Recognizing Action at a Distance”
Alexei A. Efros, Alexander C. Berg, Greg Mori, Jitendra Malik

Best Paper Honorable Mention
German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR) 2017
“Down to Earth: Using Semantics for Robust Hypothesis Selection for the Five-Point Algorithm”
Andreas Kuhn, True Price, Helmut Mayer, Jan-Michael Frahm

Outstanding Paper Award
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2017
“Multi-Task Video Captioning with Video and Entailment Generation”
Ramakanth Pasunuru, Mohit Bansal

Best Paper Award
Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2017
“Asymptotically Optimal Design of Piecewise Cylindrical Robots Using Motion Planning”
Cenk Baykal, Ron Alterovitz

DCEXPO Prize for Best Emerging Technology Exhibition
ACM Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) 2017
Membrane AR: Varifocal, Wide-Field-of-View Augmented Reality Display from Deformable Membranes
David Dunn (in collaboration with NVIDIA)

Best Paper Award
IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) 2017
Wide Field of View Varifocal Near-Eye Display Using See-Through Deformable Membrane Mirrors
David Dunn, Cary Tippets, Kent Torell, Petr Kellnhofer, Kaan Aksit, Piotr Didyk, Karol Myszkowski, David Luebke, Henry Fuchs

Best Paper Nominee
International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) 2017
SteamBlue: Seamless Bluetooth Low Energy Connection Migration for UnModified IoT Devices
Syed Rafiul Hussain, Shagufta Mehnaz, Sahriar Nirjon, Elisa Bertino

Best Student Paper Award
The International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems (RTNS)
Real-Time Multiprocessor Locks with Nesting: Optimizing the Common Case”
Catherine Nemitz, Tanya Amert, and James H. Anderson


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2016

Individual Faculty Accolades


National Security Agency’s 4th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition
Michael Reiter

2016 SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award
Michael Reiter

Lemelson-MIT Prize
Ramesh Raskar

UNC Hettleman Price
Tamara Berg

2016 -2017 National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) Data Fellows
Shahriar Nirjon


Individual Student Accolades


2016 Royster Student Scholarship Award
Nicolas Morales

Google Lime Scholarship 
Tia Holmes

Gates Cambridge Scholarship 
Matthew Leming


Best Paper/Poster/Demo Awards


Best Demo Runner-Up
ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) 2016
SEUS – A Wearable Multi-Channel Acoustic Headset Platform to Improve Pedestrian Safety
Rishikanth Chandrasekaran, Daniel de Godoy, Stephen Xia, Md Tamzeed Islam, Bashima Islam, Shahriar Nirjon, Peter Kinget, Xiaofan Jiang

Royster Award
North Carolina Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America (NC-ASA) 2016
Acoustic Material Optimization
Nicolas Morales, Dinesh Manocha

Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Award
National Security Agency 2016
Nomad: Mitigating Arbitrary Cloud Side Channels via Provider-Assisted Migration
Soo-Jin Moon, Vyas Sekar, Michael K. Reiter

Best Paper Award
IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2016
Towards Kilo-Hertz 6-DoF Visual Tracking Using an Egocentric Cluster of Rolling Shutter Cameras
Akash Bapat, Enrique Dunn, Jan-Michael Frahm

Best Student Paper Award
IEEE Real-Time Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS) 2016
Attacking the One-Out-Of-m Multicore Problem by Combining Hardware Management with Mixed-Critically Provisioning
Namhoon Kim, Bryan Ward, Micaiah Chisholm, Cheng-Yang Fu, James Anderson, F. Donelson Smith

Best Paper Award
IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) 
2016
From Motion to Photons in 80 Microseconds Towards Minimal Latency for Virtual and Augmented Reality
Peter Lincoln, Alex Blate, Montek Singh, Turner Whitted, Andrei State, Anselmo Lastra, Henry Fuchs

Best Paper Honorable Mention
IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) 2016
Interactive Coupled Sound Synthesis-Propagation using Single Point Multipole Expansion
Atul Rungta, Carl Schissler, Ravish Mehra, Chris Malloy, Ming Lin, Dinesh Manocha


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2015

Individual Faculty Accolades


National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award 
Alex Berg

Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award
Ravish Mehra

Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards 2015
Mark Mine

2015 UW CSE Alumni Achievement Award
Kevin Jeffay

2015 Steven A. Coons Award
Henry Fuchs


Individual Student Accolades


UNC University Award for the Advancement of Women 
Maegan Clawges


Best Paper/Poster/Demo Awards


Best Paper Honorable Mention
German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR) 2015
Efficient Two-View Geometry Classification
Johannes L. Schonberger, Alexander C. Berg, Jan-Michael Frahm

Best Paper Award
Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) 2015
Surface Registration in the Presence of Missing Patches and Topology Change
Quingyu Zhao, James Price, Stephen Pizer, Marc Niethammer, Ron Alterovitz, Julian Rosenman


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2014

Individual Faculty and Staff Accolades


TCRTS Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award 
Sanjoy Baruah

2015 IEE Fellow
Henry Fuchs

Friday Center Excellence in Teaching Award
Tessa Nicholas

2014 Inventor of the Year Award
Dr. Russell M. Taylor II

IEEE Fellow
Michael K. Reiter

UNC Information Technology Award
Murray Anderegg


Individual Student Accolades


Timothy L. Quiqq Student Inventor of the Year Award 
Andrew Maimone

Goldwater Scholarship
Matthew James Leming

Churchill Scholarship
Surojit “Surge” Biswas


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