Honor and Awards

  1. Award Paper: Our paper (KCRS: A Blockchain-Based Key Compromise Resilient Signature System) won Best Paper Award at BlockSys’2019 (only two papers out of 130 submissions are awarded).
  2. Steering Committee Chair, International Conference on Science of Cyber Security, 2019-
  3. Department Research Achievement Award, Department of Computer Science, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, May 2019.
  4. Challenge Winner Paper: Our paper entitled ”Enhancing Robustness of Deep Neural Networks Against Adversarial Malware Samples: Principles, Framework, and AICS’2019 Challenge” won the The AAAI-2019 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security (AICS) Challenge organized by the MIT Lincoln Laboratory on Adversarial Malware Classification.                                                                                                                                   o   See media report here and here.
  5. Highly Commended Finalists Paper: Our paper entitled ”Modeling and Predicting Extreme Cyber Attack Rates via Marked Point Processes” is one of the two Highly Commended Finalists for the 2017 Journal of Applied Statistics Best Paper Prize among ALL of the papers published in the Journal of Applied Statistics in the year 2017.
  6. Dean’s Research Achievement Award, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2016.
  7. Dean’s Research Achievement Award, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2015.
  8. Award Paper: Our paper entitled ”Cyber Epidemic Models with Dependencies”, which was published in Internet Mathematics, won Taylor & Francis Mathematics & Statistics Readers’ Award 2015. (This is the only award paper among ALL of the papers published by Taylor & Francis’ Mathematics & Statistics journals, including Internet Mathematics).
  9. My PhD student, Qingji Zheng, won UTSA’s Graduate Research Award, 2014.
  10.  2011 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow (AFRL/Rome)