Queen's School of Computing
External Awards School Awards

    2013

    • Best Paper Award (Second Place)
      "Empowering mobile service provisioning through cloud assistance" - K. Elgazzar, P. Martin, and H.S. Hassanein
      IEEE/ACM International Coeference on Utility and Cloud Computing, December 2013.
    • Best Paper Award
      "On the recruitment of smart vehicles for urban sensing" - S. Abdel Hamid, G. Takahara and H.S. Hassanein
      IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), December 2013.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Heuristic based dynamic spectrum assignment in cognitive radio network" - Z. Liu, N. Nasser and H.S. Hassanein
      International Coeference on Computing, Management and Telecommunications, January 2013
    • Best Paper Award
      "Assisting Developers of Big Data Analytics Applications When Deploying on Hadoop Clouds" - Shang, W., Z.M. Jiang, H. Hemmati, B. Adams, and A.E. Hassan, and P. Martin
      The 35th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE, pages 402-411, 2013
    • Best Paper Award (Honorable Mention)
      "Designing Action-based Exergames for Children with Cerebral Palsy" - Hamilton A. Hernandez, Zi Ye, T .C. Nicholas Graham, Darcy Fehlings and Lauren Switzer
      Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013), pp. 1261-1270, 2013
    • Best Paper Award
      James Cordy
      Modelsward 2013, 1st Intl. Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Developmtmt, February 2013
    • Best Poster Award
      "Faster intraoperative localization of posterior orbital tumours using a patient-specific instrument guide" - M. Kunz, J. Stewart, J.F. Rudan, V. Kratky
      Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, poster, 2013.
    • Design Award (Nomination)
      Roel Vertegaal
      WT Studio
    • Design Award (Nomination)
      Roel Vertegaal
      CNN Time Magazine
    • Design Award (Nomination)
      Roel Vertegaal
      Spark
    • Distinguished Lecturer
      Gabor Fichtinger
      IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
    • Excellence in Research (Nomination)
      Ahmed Hassan
      EWR Steacie Prize
    • Excellence in Teaching (Nomination)
      Parvin Mousavi
      Queen's University Alma Mater Society
    • Excellence in Teaching
      James Cordy
      ECE
    • Fellowship
      James Cordy
      IBM
    • Most Cited Paper (Top 4)
      James Cordy
      Journal of Software: Evolution and Process
    • Most Cited Paper (Top 2)
      James Cordy
      Science of Computer Programming
    • New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (Nomination)
      Ahmed Hassan
      Royal Society of Canada
    • Research Chair
      Ahmed Hassan
      Canada Research Chairs
    • Senior Member
      Mohammad Zulkernine
      ACM
    • Visiting Scientist
      Pat Martin
      IBM CAS

    2012

    • Best Paper Award (Honorable Mention)
      "Evaluating Effects of Structural Holds on Pointing and Dragging Performance with Flexible Displays" - Dijkstra, R., Perez, C. and Vertegaal, R.
      CHI 2011. ACM, New York, NY, USA.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Benchmark message authentication code functions for mobile computing" - A. Rashwan, A-E.H. Taha and H.S. Hassanein
      The IEEE Global Communications Conference, (GLOBECOM), December 2012.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) using wireless sensor networks" - A. El Kouche and H.S. Hassanein
      International Conf on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2012) Procedia Computer Science, vol. 10, August 2012, pp. 136-143.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Symbol error probability analysis of MIMO-relay multiplexing scheme in IEEE 802. l 6j systems" - A. Akhlaq, A. I. Sulyman, H.S. Hassanein, A. Alsanie and S. Alshebeili
      The International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (I/T), March 2012, pp. 7-12.
    • Best Paper Award (Nomination)
      "Modulation silencing: Novel RFID anti-collision resolution for passive tags" - A.Y. Alma'aitah, H.S. Hassanein and M. lbnkahla
      The IEEE International Conference on RFID (RFJD), April 2012, pp. 81-88.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Think Locally, Act Globally: Improving Defect and Effort Prediction Models" - Bettenburg, N., M. Nagappan, and A.E. Hassan
      The 9th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR), pages 60-69, 2012
    • Best Paper Award (Honorable Mention)
      "DiscoTech: A Plug-In Toolkit to Improve Handling of Disconnection and Reconnection in Real-Time Groupware" - Banani Roy, T.C. Nicholas Graham and Carl Gutwin
      Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2012),2012, pp. 1287-1296.
    • Best Paper Award
      James Cordy
      ECMFA 2012, 8th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications, July 2012
    • Design Award (Top 100)
      Roel Vertegaal
      Netexplo 100
    • Distinguished Lecturer
      Hossam Hassanein
      IEEE Communication Society
    • Excellence in Graduate Supervision
      Selim Akl
      Queen's University
    • Fellowship
      Randy Ellis
      Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
    • Grand Professor
      James Cordy
      Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    • Most Cited Paper (Top 4)
      James Cordy
      Science of Computer Programming
    • Research Chair
      Randy Ellis
      St Francis Xavier University Stanley and Doreen Alley Heaps
    • Senior Member
      Gabor Fichtinger
      IEEE
    • Visiting Scientist
      Pat Martin
      IBM CAS

    2011

    • Best Paper Award
      "A Fuzzy Logic-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Auditor" - H. Shahriar and M. Zulkernine
      The 9th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC2011), pp. 137-144, Sydney, Australia, December 2011.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Towards Augmenting Federated Wireless Sensor Networks" - F. M. Al-Turjman, H. S. Hassanein and S. M. A. Oteafy
      International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2011). Procedia Computer Science, vol. 5, pp.224-231, 2011.
    • Best Paper Award
      "An Exploratory Study of the Evolution of Communicated Information about the Execution of Large Software Systems" - Shang, W., Z.M. Jiang, B. Adams, A.E. Hassan, M. Godfrey, M. Nasser and P. Flora
      The 18th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), pages 335-344, 2011
    • Best Paper Award (Silver)
      "Hearing is Believing: Evaluating Ambient Audio for Location-Based Games" - Jason Kurczak, TC. Nicholas Graham, Claire Joly and Regan Mandryk
      Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE 2011), 10 pages, 2011
    • Best Paper Award
      "It's About Time: Confronting Latency in the Development of Groupware Systems" - Cheryl Savery and TC. Nicholas Graham
      Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2011), pp. 177186,2011
    • Best Paper Award
      "Contextualized Semantic Analysis of Web Services" - S. Grant, D. Martin, J. R. Cordy, D. B. Skillicorn
      13th IEEE International Symposium on Web Services Evolution, Williamsburg, USA
    • Distinguished Lecturer
      Hossam Hassanein
      IEEE Communication Society
    • Early Researcher Award
      Ahmed Hassan
      Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
    • Excellence in Graduate Supervision (Nomination)
      Selim Akl
      Queen's University
    • Fellowship
      Gabor Fichtinger
      Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society
    • Most Cited Paper (Top 3)
      James Cordy
      Science of Computer Programming
    • Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize
      Parvin Mousavi
      Canadian Association for Computer Science/Association informatique canadienne,
    • Research Chair
      Mohammad Zulkernine
      Canada Research Chairs

    2010

    • Best Paper Award
      "Comparing uplink schedulers for LTE" - K. Elgazzar, M. Salah, A-E. M. Taha and H.S. Hassanein
      International Conference on Communications and Mobile Computing (JWCMC), 2010, pp. 189-193.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Studying the Impact of Social Structures on Software Quality" - Bettenburg, N., and A.E. Hassan
      The 18th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC), pages 124-133, 2010.
    • Best Paper Award (Nomination)
      "The Evolution of ANT Build Systems" - McIntosh, S., B. Adams, and A.E. Hassan
      The 7th IEEE Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR), pages 42-51, 2010
    • Best Paper Award (Nomination)
      "Validating the Use of Topic Models for Software Evolution" - Thomas, S.W., B. Adams, A.E. Hassan, and D. Blostein
      The 10th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM), pages 55-64, 2010.
    • Best Paper Award (Nomination)
      "Predicting Re-opened Bugs: A Case Study on the Eclipse Project" - Shihab, E., A. Ihara, Y. Kamei, W.M. Ibrahim, M. Ohira, B. Adams, A.E. Hassan and K. Matsumoto
      The 17th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), pages 249-258, 2010.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Computer-generated instrument guides for distal radius osteotomy: A preliminary clinical trial" - B.Ma, M. Kunz, J. F. Rudan, R. E. Ellis, and D. R. Pichora
      Can Orthop Assoc, 2010. Held June 17-20 in Edmonton, Canada.
    • Distinguished Lecturer
      Hossam Hassanein
      IEEE Communication Society
    • Excellence in Graduate Supervision (Nomination)
      Selim Akl
      Queen's University
    • Excellence in Research
      James Cordy
      IBM CAS
    • Research Chair
      Gabor Fichtinger
      Cancer Care Ontario
    • Senior Member
      Randy Ellis
      IEEE

    2009

    • Best Paper Award
      "Analyzing the application of inter-cell relay in CDMA cellular networks" - A. Radwan, H.S. Hassanein
      International Symposium for Computers and Communications (ISCC), July 2009, pp.243-248.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Distributed Receiving in RFID Systems" - K. Ali and H.S. Hassanein
      IEEE Local Computer Networks (LCN), Oct. 2009, pp. 69- 76.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Measuring the Progress of Projects Using the Time Dependence of Code Changes" - Alam, O.F., B. Adams, and A.E. Hassan
      The 25th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), pages 329-338, 2009
    • Best Paper Award (Nomination)
      "An Empirical Study on Inconsistent Changes to Code Clones at Release Level" - Bettenburg, N., W. Shang, W. Ibrahim, B. Adams, Y. Zou, and A.E. Hassan
      The 16th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), pages 85-94, 2009.
    • Best Paper Award
      "Design of A Novel MRI Compatible Manipulator for Image Guided Prostate Intervention" - Krieger A, Susil RC, Menard C, Coleman JA, Fichtinger G, Atalar E, Whitcomb LL
      IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 52(2):306-313, February 2005
    • Best Poster Award
      "Fusion of EM tracking with speckle tracked 3D freehand US using unscented Kalman filter" - A Lang, P Mousavi, G Fichtinger, P Abolmaesumi
      SPIE Medicallmaging, 7265:72651Al-l 2, February 2009
    • Best Video
      Roel Vertegaal
      Discovery Channel Daily Planet
    • Community Service
      James Stewart
      Canadian Human Computer Communications Society
    • Distinguished Lecturer
      Hossam Hassanein
      IEEE Communication Society
    • Early Researcher Award
      Parvin Mousavi
      Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
    • Fellowship
      James Cordy
      IBM
    • NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award (Nomination)
      Juergen Dingel
      NSERC
    • PROSE Award
      "Medical Robots and Systems" (in Springer Handbook of Robotics, Siciliano, Bruno; Khatib, Oussama (Eds.), Springer, 2008) - Russell Taylor, Arianna Menciassi, Gabor Fichtinger, and Paolo Dario
      American Association of Publishers:
    • Technical Achievement Award "For outstanding and Sustained Technical Contributions to the Field of Intelligence and Security Informatics"
      David Skillicorn
      IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society

    2008

    • Best Paper Award (Honorable Mention)
      "Subverting Prediction in Adversarial Settings" - J. Dutrisac and D.B. Skillicorn
      IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics 2008, June 2008. Taiwtlft, 19-24
    • Best Paper Award
      "A comparison of neural networks and support vector machines for detection of prostate cancer based on RF ultrasound time series" - M. Moradi, P. Mousavi, D.R. Siemens, E Sauerbrei, P. Isotalo, A. Boag, P. Abolmaesumi
      The 3rd Canadian Student Conference on Biomedical Computing, Toronto, ON, March 2008.
    • Best Paper Award
      "DBMS Workload Control Using Throttling: Experimental Insights" - W. Powley, P. Martin and P. Bird
      The 11th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (GASCON 2008), Toronto, October 2008, pp. 1 - 13
    • Best Paper Award (Nomination)
      "Determining the Impact of Prior Code Changes" - German D.M., G. Robles, and A.E. Hassan
      The 8th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM), pages 184-193, 2008.
    • Best Paper Award (Second Place)
      "Robotic Assistance for Ultrasound Guided Prostate Brachytherapy" - Fichtinger G, Fiene J, Kennedy C, Iordachita I, Kronreif G, Song DY, Burdette EC, Kazanzides P
      Medical Image Analysis, Volume 12, Issue 5, October 2008, Pages 535-545.
    • Best Reviewer Award
      James Cordy
      15th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering
    • Distinguished Lecturer
      Hossam Hassanein
      IEEE Communication Society
    • Distinguished Scientist
      James Cordy
      ACM
    • Excellence in Graduate Supervision
      James Cordy
      Queen's University
    • Excellence in Graduate Supervision (Nomination)
      Selim Akl
      Queen's University
    • Excellence in Research (Nomination)
      James Cordy
      Queen's University
    • Fellowship
      James Cordy
      IBM
    • International Faculty Award
      James Cordy
      IBM
    • Research Chair
      Janice Glasgow
      Queen's University
    • Research Chair
      Randy Ellis
      Queen's University
    • Senior Member
      Parvin Mousavi
      IEEE

    2007

    • Best Paper Award
      "DIRT: A Trust Model For Pervasive Applications" - S. Bulusu, S. Ahamed, and M. Zulkernine
      The Second International Workshop on Ubiquitous & Trustworthy Computing (TwUC), PP. 169-178, Jakarta, Indonesia, December 2007
    • Best Paper Award (Third Place)
      "Time Series of RF Ultrasound Echoes: A Source for Tissue Characterizing Information" - M. Moradi, P. Mousavi, P.A. Isotalo, D.R. Siemens, E. Sauerbrei, P. Abolrnaesumi
      The 2nd Canadian Student Conference on Biomedical Computing, University of Western Ontario, March 2007
    • Best Paper Award
      "Time Series of RF Ultrasound Echoes: A Source for Tissue Characterizing Information" - M. Moradi, P. Mousavi, P.A. Isotalo, D.R. Siemens, E. Sauerbrei, P. Abolmaesumi
      Annual Joint Meeting of Queen's and Royal Military College, March 2007
    • Best Paper Award (Second Place)
      "Streaming Random Forests" - H. Abdulsalem, D. Skillicorn and P. Martin
      IEEE Joint Workshop on Multimedia Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Waterloo, Oct 2007
    • Best Paper Award
      "Conceptual Framework for a Comprehensive Service Management Middleware" - Farhana Zulkernine and Patrick Martin
      The 2nd International IEEE Workshop on Service Oriented Architectures in Converging Networked Environments (SOCNE), May 2007 , pp. 56-63.
    • Best Paper Award
      "How Resilient is WSN Grid-based Coverage to Deployment Errors?" - G. Takahara, K. Xu and H.S. Hassanein
      IEEE Wireless Communications and Networks (WCNC), Mar. 2007, pp. 2872-2877
    • Best Paper Award
      Bob Crawford
      Partner (publication)
    • Best Paper Award
      "Optimal Channel Assignment in Multihop Cellular Networks" - Tam, Y.H., Benkoczi, R., Hassanein, H.S., and Akl, S.G.
      IEEE Globecom 2007 Ad-hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium, Washington D.C.
    • Best Poster Award
      "A Software System for Automatic Detection of Prostate Cancer Based on Time Series of Ultrasound RF Signals" - M. Moradi, P. Mousavi, P. Isotalo, R. Siemens, E. Sauerbrei, A. Boag, P. Abolmaesumi
      IRIS/Precam Intelligent Systems Conference, Montreal, June 2007
    • Best Reviewer Award
      James Cordy
      IEEE 15th International Conference on Program Comprehension
    • Best Technical Demonstration Award
      "Enhanced Biopsy Guidance System for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis" - M. Moradi, P. Mousavi, P. Isotalo, R. Siemens, E. Sauerbrei, A. Boag, P. Abolmaesumi
      IRIS/Precam Intelligent Systems Conference, Montreal, June 2007
    • Distinguished Service Award
      Bob Crawford
      Queen's University
    • Design Award (Top 10)
      Roel Vertegaal
      Popular Mechanics
    • Distinguished Speaker
      Hossam Hassanein
      International Conference on Mathematics Trends and Development
    • Excellence in Graduate Supervision (Nomination)
      James Cordy
      Queen's University
    • Excellence in Research (Nomination)
      James Cordy
      Queen's University
    • Invited Keynote
      James Cordy
      CUSEC 2007, Canadian University Software Engineering Conference
    • Invited Participant
      Janice Glasgow
      NIH Documentary: Women in Bioinformatics

    2006

    • The McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
      Gabor Fichtinger

    2005

    • Award for Service
      Bob Crawford
      Canadian Association of College & University Student Services
    • Prize for Excellence in Research
      Selim Akl
      Queen's University
    • Recognition Award
      Bob Crawford
      Student Affairs & Services Association of Canada

    2004

    • The Michael J Rodden Award
      Bob Crawford
      Queen's University Athletics

    2002

    • Data Mining and Discovery (KDD) cup
      Parvin Mousavi
      International conference on Knowledge

    1995

    • Award for Entrepreneurship in Technology Innovation
      James Cordy
      ITRC Chair

    1994

    • Innovation Excellence Award
      James Cordy
      ITRC Bank of Montreal

    1985

    • Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching
      Bob Crawford
      Queen's University