CS Honors and Awards

  • National Awards

    2018

    VDOT Smarter Roads Hackathon- First Place: Mahmoud Elnaggar

    2017

    MOBISYS Women's Workshop 2017 Best Poster Award: Elahe Soltanaghaei, Avinash Kalyanaraman

    TECHON 2017 Best in Session Award: Jack Wadden, Sanil Rao

    Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing 2017 (CAPWiC2017) Best Graduate Research Short: Qingyun Wu

    Yelp Data Challenge Winner Round 8: Lin Gong

    2016

    ACM Buildsys '16 Best Presentation Award: Elahe Soltanaghari

     

    2012

    CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Runner Up: Peter Chapman

    CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mention: Jiamin Chen and Virginia "Ginger" Smith

    NSF Graduate Fellowship: Peter Chapman

    Best Paper Award - GCO Conference: Jason Mars

    Best CAL paper of 2011: Jason Mars

    IEEE Micro Top Pick paper: Jason Mars

    Google selection for one of 2011's excellent papers: Jason Mars

    Best Paper Award - IEEE RTAS 2012: Shahriar Nirjon

    Intel Spontaneous Recognition Award: Taniya Siddiqua
     

    2011

    CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Honorable Mention: Christopher Cunningham

    Google Fellowship in Compiler Technology: Jason Mars

    National Defense Education Program SMART Scholarship: Tamin Sookoor
     

    2010

    ACM-ICPC World Finals Programming Team, Stockholm, Kristine Collins, Adelin Miloslavov and Daniel Epstein

    CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Honorable Mention: Rachel Lathbury, David Noble and Ethan Fast

    NVDIA Ph.D. Fellowship: Duane Merrill

    SC 2009 Best Student Paper Award: Jiayuan Meng and David Tarjan
     

    2009

    ACM-ICPC World Finals Programming Team, Stockholm: Briana Satchell, George Washington, Calvin Li and Elizabeth Soechting

    ICSE Best Paper Award: Westley Weimer, ThanhVu Nguyen, Claire Le Goues and Stephanie Forrest, Automatically finding patches using genetic programming

    CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Runner Up: Erin Carson

    CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Finalist: Rachel Miller

    CSE Outstanding GTA Award: Ross Gore

    NSF Graduate Fellowship in Computer Science: Sara Alspaugh, Erika Chin, Adrienne Felt, Rachel Miller and Linda Yang Liu

    NVDIA Ph.D. Fellowship: Jiayuan Meng

    SAIC Scholar Research Stipend Award: Ross Gore

    SAIC Project Award: Shan Lin
     

    2008

    ACM-ICPC World Finals Programming Team: Stockholm: Briana Satchell, George Washington, Calvin Li and Elizabeth Soechting

    ACM SIGSOFT Foundation of Software Engineering, Best Student Presentation Award: Wei Le

    CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Honorable Mention: Jennifer Dolson, Mahlon Graham, Nichholas Jalbert and Mark Rawls

    CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Finalist: J. Adrian Felt

    IEEE Micro Top Pick from ISCA: Top Pick Paper: Sriram Sankar, Sudhanva Gurumurthi and Mircea R. Stan, Intra-Disk Parallelism: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

    NDSEG Graduate Fellowship: Jennifer Dolson

  • Graduate Student Departmental Awards

    Outstanding Teaching Graduate Student

    The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is designed to recognize and reward graduate teaching assistants for outstanding performance during the academic year in teaching and instruction in the department.

    2020: Anastasia Lalamentik, Ishika Paul, Robert (Trey) West

    2019: Trent Weiss

    2018: Tanya Frank; Honorable Mention: Denny Anderson, Varundev Sukhil Suresh Babu, Chong Tang

    2017: Kevin Angstadt, Jack Lanchantin; Honorable Mention: Christopher (Jordan) Mincey, Anindya Prodhan

    2016: Chunkun Bo, Jinlong Feng

    2015: Erin Griffiths

    2014: Tung Dao

    2013: Liliya Besaleva, Andrew Frye, and Christopher Greenwood

    2012: Adam Brady, Nathan Brunelle, and Joel Coffman

    2011: Ryan Layer

    2010: Kinga Dobolyi and Krasimira Kapitanova

    2009: Chih-hao Shen

    2008: Claire Le Goues

     

    John A. Stankovic Graduate Research Award

    Jack Stankovic’s students and academic family have committed a gift to establish in honor of Professor Jack Stankovic’s great mentoring and support of graduate student research. The John A. Stankovic Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award goes to a Computer Science Ph.D. student or students who have demonstrated excellence in research during the academic year. The students are nominated by their advisors and voted on by all faculty based on a description of the students' research highlights and achievements.

    2020: Huazheng Wang, Qingyun Wu, Saeed Mahloujifar

    2019: Elaheh Sadredini

     

    Outstanding Research Graduate Student

    This award goes to one or more graduate students in the department in recognition of their excellence in the quality of research carried out by that student.

    2018: Zhuozhao Li, Saeed Mahlouji Far, Elaheh Sadredini, Asif Salekin, Suya, Tianlu Wang, Huazheng Wang, Beilun Wang, Qingyun Wu, Li Yan

    2017: Jack Wadden, Rita Singh; Honorable Mention: Qingyun Wu, Ankur Sarker, Zhuozhao Li, Lin Yan

    2016: Juhi Ranjan

    2015: Samee Zahur

    2014: Tanima Dey, Jack Wadden and Wei Wang

    2013: Robert Dickerson and Claire Le Goues

    2012: Joel Coffman, Jason Mars, and Shahriar Nirjon

    2011: Duane Merrill

    2010: Michael Holroyd and Yafeng Wu

    2009: Raymond Buse

    2008: Anthony Wood

     

    Outstanding Service Graduate Student

    This award goes to a graduate student that has devoted a significant amount of their time to service for the department, school, University, community, or any combination of these. 

    2020: Jack Lanchantin, Josephine Lamp

    2019: Weilin Xu, Jack Lanchantin

    2018: Weilin Xu

    2017: Kevin Angstadt, Elahe Soltanaghaei

    2016: William Hawkins 

    2015: Samyukta Jadhwani

    2013: Karolina Sarnowska-Upton

    2012: Adam Brady, Nathan Brunelle, and Joel Coffman

    2011: Joel Coffman and Luther Tychonievich

    2010: Marisabel Guevara, Krasimira Kapitanova and Ray Buse

  • UVA and School of Engineering Awards

    2017

    Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, 2nd Place: Elahe Soltanaghari

    2012

    Member of team that won the 2011 SEAS Entrepreneurship Concept Competition ($3,000 prize): Kirti Chawla

    SEAS GTA Teaching Award: Chris Gregg

    All-University Graduate Teaching Assistant Award: Chris Gregg

    2011

    U.Va. Graduate Teaching Award: Ryan Layer
     

    2010

    Undergraduate Research and Design Symposium Finalists: Erin Carson and Peter Bakkum
     

    2008

    SEAS Outstanding Student Award: Adrienne Felt

  • Fellowships & Scholarships

    2018

    Tamanna Hamid (CPE) - Student Scholar, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2018

    Josephine Lamp - Olive B. and Franklin C. Mac Krell Jefferson Fellow

    Josephine Lamp - UVA Engineering Distinguished Fellowship

    Jack Lanchantin - Sture G. Olsson Endowed Graduate Fellowship

    Arshdeep Sekhon - DSI Presidential Fellowship

    Jack Verrier - Olive B. and Franklin C. Mac Krell Jefferson Fellow

    Jack Verrier - UVA Engineering Distinguished Fellowship

    Huazheng Wang - Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship

    Qingyun Wu - Virginia Engineering Foundation Graduate Fellowship

     

    2017

    Ankur Sarker - IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

    Lin Gong - Anita Borg Grace Hopper Scholar

    Minbiao Han - UVA Engineering Distinguished Fellowship

    Mainuddin Ahmad Jonas - UVA Engineering Distinguished Fellowship

    Lu Tian - DSI Presidential Fellowship

    Jack Wadden - ARCS Fellowship

     

    2016

    Lin Gong - DSI Presidential Fellowship

    Jack Lanchantin - Biomedical Data Sciences NIH Training Grant

    Jack Wadden - ARCS Fellowship

     

    2015

    Lin Gong - Grace Hopper Scholar 2015

  • Undergraduate Department Awards

    Louis T. Rader Undergraduate Chairperson Awards: These awards goe to an undergraduate students based on: (1) academic ability, (2) ability to get along with people, and (3) demonstrated ability to work hard. Students can be nominated for their research, or other achievements and contributions.


    Louis T. Rader Undergraduate Research Award

    • 2020: Alexander Hicks, Joshua Santana,Kevin Naddoni, Maxwell Patek, Michael Benos, Nathanael Strawser, Jack Morris , V Layne Berry, Soukarya Ghosh, James Yun
    • 2019: Katherine Vinson
    • 2018: Derrick Blakely, Eamon Collins, Sohan Kabiraj, Anant Kharkar, Ethan Lowman, Eric McCord-Snook, Jibang Wu, Alan Zhang
    • 2017: Salah Assana, Sanil Rao, Jean Salac, Chandan Singh
    • 2016: Martin Kellogg, Joseph Barrow, Harang Ju, Tara Raj
    • 2015: Zeming Lin and Andi Yang
    • 2013: Jonathan Burket and Miles Gordenker
    • 2012: Virginia "Ginger" Smith and Rebecca Stewart
    • 2011: Ethan Fast
    • 2010: Ethan Fast
    • 2009: Wolfgang Richter and David Noble
    • 2008: Jen Dolson

     

    Louis T. Rader Outstanding Education Undergraduate Student

    • 2020: Alex Lehmann, Cameron Lloyd, Jason Ashley, Michael Ferguson, Nadia Hassan, Sarah Meng, Sean Gatewood, Simranjit Bhatia, V Layne Berry, Winston Liu
    • 2019: Sean Rastatter
    • 2018: Sarah Bland, Zach Danz, Echo Li, Monique Mezher, Felix Park, Dominic Ritchey, Marina Sanusi, Elli Veer, Rachel Wicks, Virginia Wordsworth
    • 2017: Sarah Bland, Kamille Foster, Sam Havron, Edward Kao, John Melloy, Bret Quigley, Lily Zamanali 
    • 2016: Iordan Trenkov, Stefanie Van Rafelghem, Nathaniel Rathjen, Jeremy Gabalski, Jacqueline Tran, David Amin
    • 2015: Jim Roberts and Wil Thomason
    • 2014: Kevin McVey and Man Wang
    • 2013: Rebecca Boswell and Daniel Miller
    • 2012: Allison Light
    • 2011: Daniel Epstein and Kaitlin “Kate” McDowell
    • 2010: John Will
    • 2009: Lesley Elisabeth Hogan and Wolfgang Richter
    • 2008: George Wanant

     

    Louis T. Rader Outstanding Service Undergraduate Student

    • 2020: Jake Smith, Madison Flynn, Sanjana Hajela
    • 2019: Jake Smith
    • 2017: Collin Berman, Cyrus Malekpour, Andrew Norton
    • 2016: Martin Kellogg, Marina Sanusi
    • 2015: Bethany Connor
    • 2014: Adam Campbell
    • 2013: Matt Henderson and Chris Jones
    • 2012: Dan Epstein
    • 2011: Briana Satchell
    • 2010: Chris Dodge
    • 2009: Wolfgang Richter and Elizabeth Soechting
    • 2008: Adrienne Felt