Grants and Awards

2016

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany
Fraunhofer TALENTA Speed Up grant

AFCEA Bonn e.V. Student Award 2016 (second-ranked) granted to the supervised thesis “An Opportunistic Distributed Collaborative Mechanism for Location Privacy Preservation in Mobile Participatory Sensing” by I. Manyugin

2015

Daimler and Benz Foundation, Ladenburg, Germany
Nominated for one of the ten Postdoctoral Scholarships (40 nominated, 160 candidates, 40,000 Euros)

2014

Outstanding PhD thesis award in the field of Information Technology granted by the Information Technology Society (ITG) of the German Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE)

Award for outstanding academic achievements granted by the Vereinigung von Freunden der Technische Universität zu Darmstadt e.V., Ernst-Ludwigs-Hochschulgesellschaft, for the best PhD thesis in the Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt (Link)

Best PhD thesis award granted by the Communication and Distributed Systems Group (KuVS) supported by the German Informatics Society (GI) and Information Technology Society of the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE-ITG) (Link)

2013

Granted one of the twelve university-wide 2014 Vice-Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (declined)

Datenlotsen Informationssysteme Best Bachelor Thesis Award and CAST-Förderpreis IT-Sicherheit (second-ranked) granted to the supervised thesis “Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of User Interfaces for Privacy-preserving Mechanisms in Participatory Sensing Scenarios” by F. Engelmann

Best demonstration award: A. Reinhardt, D. Christin, K. Li, S. S. Kanhere, and J. Zhang, “Smarter Buildings for the Smart Grid? Let Them Forecast Their Power Consumption”, 38th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) travel grant to visit the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (4 weeks)

2012

Best paper candidate: D. Christin, C. Büttner, and N. Repp, “CachedSensing: Exploring and Documenting the Environment as a Treasure Hunt”, 7th IEEE Inter- national Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications (SenseApp)

IEEE CS TCCC student travel grant to attend IEEE PerCom 2012

DAAD travel grant to visit the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (4 weeks)

2011

Best lecture award granted to the lecture “Mobile Networking”

DAAD travel grant to visit the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (9 weeks)

2009

Travel grant to attend the CONET International Summer School “From Sensor Networks to Networked Intelligent Objects”