Fundings&Awards


  1. [NSF Grant] PI, $529,537, NSF CAREER Award, IIS-1942680, Juy 1, 2020-June 30, 2025., (Project website)
  2. [NSF Grant] PI, $1,997,764, NSF SCC (Smart & Connected Community) program, CNS-1952085, Oct 1, 2020-Sep 30, 2023. (Subawarded to PI Li at WPI with a total share of $265,979.)
  3. [NSF Grant] PI, $1,750,856, NSF SCC (Smart & Connected Community) program, CMMI-1831140, Sep 15, 2018-Sep 15, 2021. (Subawarded to PI Li at WPI with a total share of $200,610.)
  4. [NSF Grant] PI, $190,956, NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII), CNS-1657350, Aug 1, 2017-Jul 31, 2020.
  5. [NSF Grant] Senior Personnel, $2,999,289, NSF NRT Progran, DGE-2021871, Sep 1, 2020-Aug 31, 2025.(Project Link)
  6. [Industry Grant] PI, $100,000, DiDi Chuxing Research, Research Funding (as unrestricted gift), "User Behavior Analysis for Ride-Hailing Services", Mar 1. 2018-Feb 28. 2019.
  7. [Industry Grant] PI, $25,000, Pitney Bowes Inc. Research Grant, "Sampling Big Urban Data", Mar 1. 2017-Feb 28. 2018
  8. [Industry Grant] PI, $10,000, Pitney Bowes Inc. Research Funding (as unrestricted gift), "Dynamic Footfall Predictions on Point-of-Interests with Heterogeneous Urban Data", Jan 1. 2016-Dec 31. 2016.
  9. [Industry Support] PI, NVIDIA CORPORATE Gift Research Hardware Award, "Enabling Smart and Scalable Urban Event Detection and Diagnosis Using GPU Technology", Sep 22. 2017-Sep 21. 2018.
  10. [WPI Seed Grant] Co-PI, Total $60,000 (my share $20,000) with PI Qingshuo Song and Co-PI Seyed A Zekavat, WPI Transformative Research and Innovation, Accelerating Discovery (TRIAD) seed grant program, "A Journey from High Dimensional PDE to Reinforcement Learning and Its Applications", March 1, 2020-Mar 1, 2021.
  11. [Best Paper Award]In April 2019, our SDM'19 paper won Best Applied Data Science Paper Award (Project Link).
  12. 2017 NSF Aspiring Cyber-Physical Systems Principal Investigators' Workshop, Travel Award, 2017
  13. 2015 NSF Early-Career Investigators Workshop on CPS and Smart City, Travel Award, 2015
  14. SIMPLEX 2015, Best Paper Award, 2015
  15. IEEE ICDCS 2013, Travel Grant, 2013
  16. IEEE ICNP 2012, Travel Grant, 2012
  17. LNCS WAW 2012, Travel Grant, 2012
  18. USENIX NSDI 2012, Travel Grant, 2012
  19. NetSciCom 2012, (Co-located with infocom 2012) Travel Grant, 2012
  20. Received MSRA Internship Excellence Award, Summer 2011
  21. Best Student Presentation Award in CASIN 2011, Beijing, July 22, 2011
  22. MASS 2009 Travel Grant, NSF, 2009