University Awards
Recognising Excellence
  • Distributed systems security
  • Distributed algorithms and applied algorithms in networking
  • Distributed systems availability
  • Devised solutions for the longstanding and challenging problem of sybil attacks (attacks by a single user adopting multiple fake identities) on distributed systems (systems with many interconnected computers) by inventing innovative and highly effective randomised defence mechanisms
  • Generated important findings on inter-object correlation in replication systems, in which data is replicated on multiple computers to improve data availability, enabling replication systems to reduce information unavailability by multiple orders of magnitude without requiring additional resources
  • Conceived an aggregation algorithm able to tolerate adversarial interference in sensor networks, a significant development that can considerably enhance security
  • Out-of-the-box thinking that is not confined within existing frameworks
  • Authored more than 30 papers receiving some 1,300 citations, with several winning Best Paper awards and selected as top papers at established conferences
  • Publications have been incorporated into graduate-level course materials in over 20 leading universities worldwide as well as included as an entire section in a popular graduate-level textbook
  • Programme Committee member for 16 prestigious international conferences and 5 international workshops, including top ones such as SIGCOMM (Special Interest Group on Data Communication), SIGMETRICS and Security and Privacy
  • Programme Committee Co-Chair, Distributed Computing Track, 12th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (2011)
  • External Reviewer for a dozen leading international journals such as Distributed Computing, ACM Transactions on the Web and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • Best Paper Award, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) SIGCOMM Conference (2010), a prestigious award given to researchers from Singapore for the first time
  • Young Scientist Award, Singapore National Academy of Science (2009)
  • Best Paper Award, ACM/IEEE (Association for Computing Machinery/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (2009)
  • Young Investigator Award, NUS (2007))
  • Best Paper Award, Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (2006)
"To initiate, open up, and lead a new research area."