Awards

Academic Awards & Honors


  • Honorable Mention Award, ACM designing Intercative Systems (DIS) 2021
  • Best Paper Award, ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2020
  • Outstanding Paper Award, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, 2017
  • Honorable Mention Award, ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS), 2016
  • Best Poster Honourable Mention, ACM Graphics Interface (GI), 2016
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) 2014
  • Best Research Note Honourable Mention, Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND), 2014
  • Best 4 papers, IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), 2010

Grant Supports & Fellowships


  • National Science Foundation (NSF), SATC: CORE: Medium (Co-PI),
    • Award Period: 7/1/20 – 6/30/23, Amount: $1,191,106
  • National science Foundation (NSF), Mentor for a Computing Innovation Fellow 2021,
    • Award Period: 1/1/2022- 12/31/2022, Amount: $241,936.00
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Smart and Conneced Soceity (SCC) (PI),
    • Award Period: 10/1/2021- 9/30/2022, Amount: $ 146,941.00
  • UMass ADVANCE Collaborative Research Seed Grants (PI),
    • Award Period: 11/11/20 – 11/11/21, Amount: $15,000
  • UMass ADVANCE Collaborative Research Seed Grants (PI),
    • Award Period: 04/14/21 – 04/14/22, Amount: $12,000
  • SAP ARC North America Fellowships (Multi-touch interfaces), University of Victoria
    • Award Period: 09/1/2008 – 09/1/22011, Amount: $105,000
  • Women in Development Scholarship, University of Victoria, 2010
  • Institute of Research Management and Consultancy Award, University of Malaya, 2007