Teaching Awards

  • UT Austin University Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2016

  • UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, 2014.

  • UT Austin Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award, 2010.

  • UT Austin College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, 2009.

  • Texas Exes Teaching Award for Outstanding Professor in the College of Natural Sciences, 2010.

  • Honors

  • Tisch University Profossorship in Computer Science, Cornell University, 2017.

  • Google Research Award: 2014, 2016, and 2017.

  • IEEE Fellow, 2016

  • Endowed Professorship No. 5 in Computer Science, UT Austin, 2014.

  • Humboldt Research Award, 2012.

  • Visiting Chair Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2012-2015

  • ACM Fellow, 2010.

  • Faculty Fellow in Computer Science, UT Austin, 1999-2002, 2004-2007.

  • Faculty Research Assignment, UT Austin, 2002-2003.

  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2001.

  • IBM University Partnership Faculty Award, 2000-2002.

  • NSF Career Award, 1998.

  • Award Papers

  • Best Paper, 2014 SYSTOR
       Lazy Means Smart: Reducing Repair Bandwidth Costs in Erasure-coded Distributed Storage
  • Award Paper, 2007 SOSP
        Zyzzyva: Speculative Byzantine Fault Tolerant Replication
  • Best Paper, 2007 USENIX
        SafeStore: A Durable and Practical Storage System
  • Award Paper, 2005 SOSP
       BAR Fault Tolerance for Cooperative Services.

  • Award Paper, 2005 DSN
       Fast Byzantine Consensus
  • Best Paper, 2001 WWW
        Engineering Server Driven Consistency for Large Scale Dynamic Web Services.
  • Award Paper, 1993 FTCS. Reprinted in the volume Highlights from 25 Years published in occasion of the 25th International Symposium of Fault Tolerant Computing
        Nonblocking and Orphan-Free Message Logging Protocols.