Fundings

  • Homeland Security National Training Program Conitinuing Training Grant (2020 - Present) for a collaboration project "Cyber Resilience Adaptive Virtual Reality Experiences (CRAVRE)" with Texas A&M University, $1.5M
  • NASA Early Career Faculty Grant (2017 - Present) for project “RNCP: A Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm for NASA Space Exploration”, $333.020K.
  • DoE, SuNLaMP Award (2016-2019) for a collaboration project “SuNLaMP: Opportunistic Hybrid Communications Systems for Distributed PV Coordination” with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), $261.781K (Akron’s share).
  • BIRD Foundation/DoE Award (2019) for project “Grid Resiliency Forecasting” with Exacter, Inc. and Razor Labs Ltd., $201.177K (Akron’s share).
  • UA Faculty Research Fellowships (2019 - Present) for project “Blockchain-Powered Cooperative and Assured Learning-enabled Situational-Awareness System for Securing Critical Infrastructures”, $10K.
  • UA NSF I-Corps (2018 - 2019) for Project “3S-Chain: Smart, Secure, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-Powered Blockchain-Powered Networking and Monitoring System”, $2.5K.
  • UA NSF I-Corps (2019) for Project “Crowdsourced AI”, $2.5K.
  • 2015 Firestone Research Initiative Fellowship Award, $10 K.
  • Best Paper Award at The 1st IEEE Conference on Energy lnternet and Energy System lntegration for paper entitled “Towards Resilient Networked Microgrids Blockchain-Based Peer-to-Peer Electricity Trading Mechanism”.
  • Best Paper Award at 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting for paper entitled “Towards Smarter Cities: A Self-Healing Resilient Microgrid Social Network”.
  • Best Paper Award at International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research for paper entitled “A Self-Healing Microgrid Social Network with Distributed Energy Trading Mechanism”.
  • Best Paper Award Finalist (2012) at Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) for paper entitled “On the Use of Cyber-Physical Hierarchy for Smart Grid Security and Efficient Control”.