This page collects awards won by SRG students and alumni.
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers
The CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award is the premier national research award that recognized undergraduate research in Computer Science, given to students at North American universities by the Computing Research Association.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowships recognize outstanding graduate students and provides up to three years of funding to support a student’s graduate work (over $100,000 total). Students may apply for NSF Graduate Research Fellowships as final-year undergraduates, or in their early years in a graduate program.
Technology Review TR35
NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award
The NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award recognizes the best papers on applied security in any venue.
iDASH Secure Genome Analysis Competition
Facebook Research Fellowship
Adriana Felt (BSCS 2008, UC Berkeley PhD 2012), 2011
Google Anita Borg Scholar
Adriana Felt (BSCS 2008, UC Berkeley PhD 2012), 2010
USENIX Student Grant
David Larochelle, 2001 – 2002
A. G. Jordan Thesis Award (CMU)
This award from the ECE Department at Carnegie Mellon University, recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis and service to the community.
Jonathan McCune (BSCS 2003, CMU PhD 2009), 2009
VISxAI Best Submission Award
Poisoning Attacks and Subpopulation Susceptibility by Evan Rose, Fnu Suya, and David Evans at the 5th Workshop on Visualization for AI Explainability, October 2022. [Tweet]
SEAS Outstanding Student Award
The School of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Student Award from the Virginia Engineering Foundation is an annual school-wide award for the graduating fourth-year student who has “demonstrated outstanding academic performance, leadership and service”.
Adriana Felt (BSCS 2008, UC Berkeley PhD 2012), 2008
Louis T. Rader Graduate Research Award
This award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recognizes outstanding research by a Computer Engineering PhD student.
Computer Science Graduate Research Award
This award from the Department of Computer Science recognizes outstanding research by a Computer Science graduate student.
Samee Zahur, 2015
Louis T. Rader Undergraduate Research Award
Jack Prescott, 2021
University of Virginia Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS)
Yan Huang, Honorable Mention, 2011
Nathanael Paul and Adriana Felt, Semi-Finalists, 2008
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Qi Wang, Finalist, Fall 2003
Chris Frost, Finalist, Spring 2003
Michael Peck, Finalist, Spring 2003
Awards to David Evans
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2001)
National Science Foundation’s “most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.”
University Teaching Fellow (2001)
ACM Jefferson Undergraduate Teaching Award (2002)
Selected by Computer Science undergraduate students.
Harold Morton Jr. Award for Teaching (2004)
School of Engineering and Applied Science’s highest teaching award, presented at graduation.
All-University Teaching Award (2008)
One of nine awardees selected University-wide that year, and the only awardee from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Defense Science Study Group Fellow (2008–9)
One of sixteen professors selected nationwide through a highly competitive pro- cess for a fellowship program to study national defense operations, technologies, and policies. The program involves a national competition where fellows are nominated by University leadership and selected by a panel of experts from academic and the military. Fellows undergo a security clearance and participate in a two-year program involving over twenty days of service each year to learn about and provide advice regarding national defense technology and policy issues to the Department of Defense.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award (2009)
Virginia’s highest honor for faculty, awarded by the Governor (Tim Kaine) to ten professors each year at Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities. This award “recognizes a record that strongly reflects the mission of the institution and demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service.”
IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy Award for Outstanding Community Service (2010)
Distinguished Research Award (2014)
Awarded by the University’s Vice President of Research to two recipients each year to recognize “our most promising and creative new full professors” based on “the quality, innovation, and importance of their research accomplishments at UVa and the novelty, significance, and potential impact of proposed research.”