Awards & Honors

June 2017Chancellor's Scholar Award
June 2016Best Student Paper award at ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) conference
November 2013James M. Cretsos Leadership Award at ASIST 2013
November 2013SIG USE Best Poster Award at ASIST 2013
May 2012Dept. of Library & Information Science (LIS) Research Award
May 2011Best Paper Award in the Political Communication category at the International Communication Association (ICA) annual meeting.
September 2010Best Political Science Software Award to ContextMiner by American Political Science Association.
November 2009SIG USE award for interdisciplinary travel ($200).
August 20093rd prize ($500) for the paper at "YouTube and 2008 Elections Cycle" conference.
April 2009Student travel grant from ACM to attend CHI 2009 at Boston.
July 2008Best paper award ($1,000) at SIGIR 2008.
May 2008Student travel grant from ACM to attend SIGIR 2008 at Singapore.
June 2007Student travel grant from ACM to attend SIGIR 2007 at Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2006-2007Lester Asheim Merit-based Fellowship at SILS, UNC Chapel Hill.
June 2004Student travel grant from ACM to attend SIGIR 2004 at Sheffield, UK.
May 20023rd prize in IEEE's regional Student Paper Contest based on paper competition in IEEE Region 10, which includes many Asian countries. Name inducted in IEEE Student Paper Contest Hall of Fame.
May 2001Scholarships by IIT Madras Alumni Association at USA and IEEE for attending ICASSP 2001 at Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
September 1999Best Student Paper award in IEEE's regional paper contest. Gujarat, India.
July 1997Best Student Paper award at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, India.
January 19972nd prize at national level in student paper contest. Chennai, India.
August 1995Prime Minister Award for outstanding academic achievement. New Delhi, India.
July 19942nd in State Board, Gujarat, India.
March 1993Golden Boy of School award. Madresa, Navsari, India.