Awards and Honors

  • ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award (ONFA), 2011
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2010
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, 2009-2012
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2007-2011
  • Young Faculty Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), 2007-2009
  • MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award (World’s Top Innovators Under 35), 2008
  • Principal Director, Texas Instruments (TI) DSP Leadership University, 2008-2011
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) “Frontiers of Engineering” Invitee, 2009
  • Invited Young Investigator Speaker, 3rd Eric Lehmann Statistical Symposium, 2007
  • Coordinated Science Lab (CSL) Visiting Faculty Fellowship, UIUC, 2005-2006
  • INTEL Open Collaborative Research (OCR) Fellowship Award, 2003-2004
  • Best Student Paper Award, ACM SIGMOBILE (Mobicom), 2001
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Student Research Fellowship, 2000-2003
  • UCLA WOMAN4CHANGE Student Leadership Award, 2001

Professional Services

  • Associate Editor
    • IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (VLSI), 2009-2011
    • Ad-Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), 2010-Present

  • Invited Keynote Speaker
    • ACM Workshop on Scalable Trusted Computing (ACM STC), co-located with ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2011

  • Program Chair, Treasurer, Secretary
    • IEEE CANDE (Computer-Aided Network DEsign) Committee, 2009-2011

  • Guest Editor
    • IEEE Design and Test, Special Issue on Verifying Physical Trustworthiness of Integrated Circuits and Systems, January 2010

  • Steering Committee Member, Industrial Liaison, and publicity chair
    • IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), 2009-2011

  • IEEE Society Representative
    • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) representative for IEEE SYSC Technical Committee on Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems, 2011-2013

  • Technical Advising
    • Expert Technical Advisor to Judge Ron Clark, United States District Court, 2009- 2010

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Memberships
    • IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (VLSI), 2009-2011
    • ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2009-2011
    • IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2007, 2009-2012
    • Workshop on Special Aspects of Cyber Physical Systems: Trustworthy Embedded Devices (TRUSTED), 2011
    • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland, S&P), 2009
    • IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), 2010
    • IEEE Workshop on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), 2008-2010
    • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), 2007
    • IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), 2008
    • Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLVLSI), 2007-2009
    • IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), 2007
    • IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP), 2007
    • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES), 2007

  • Reviewer for
    • ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS)
    • ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS)
    • ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC)
    • ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES)
    • IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design (TCAD)
    • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
    • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC)
    • ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN)
    • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON)

  • Invited talks
    • Invited colloquium/seminar speaker at many academic institutions, including Caltech, CMU, Purdue, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U of Minnesota, and U of Washington Seattle
    • Invited speaker at major semiconductor design, research and development companies including IBM, TI and Intel, at several army workshops organized by DARPA, ARO, DoD, and Homeland Security, and at the National Security Agency (NSA)

  • Other
    • Founder and faculty advisor, Women ExCEL (Electrical and Computer Engineering Leaders), 2008-Present
    • Panel member, NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science (CISE), multiple times 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
    • Panel member, Advance workshop for women in science and engineering, Rice University, 2006- 2008