Fellowships and Grants | Awards and Honors

Fellowships and Grants

  1. CDS (Center for Data Science) Postdoctoral Fellowship
    University Grant, 2021-2022
    Department of Computer Science, Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Awardee.
    Research Project: Responsible Conversational AI (Chatbot) for Social Good

  2. Double Hoo Research Grant
    University Grant, 2018-2020
    University of Virginia, Principle Investigator
    Total amount: $9,000
    Research project: Perceptions and Attitudes towards Driverless Shuttles: Integrating Social Media Data and Online Survey Data

  3. Presidential Fellowship in Data Science
    University Grant, 2018-2019
    University of Virginia, Awardee
    Total amount: $60,000
    Research project: Evaluating Air Pollution Exposure and Environmental Justice by Integrating Novel High-resolution Nitrogen Dioxide and Human Activity Datasets

  4. Praxis Program Fellowship
    University Grant, 2018-2019
    University of Virginia, Awardee
    Total amount: $40,000
    Research project: Unclosure: Exploring the Possibilities that the Public Domain holds for Research, Pedagogy, and Play

  5. PhD in the Constructed Environment Research and Travel Grant
    University Grant, 2018-2019
    University of Virginia, Solo Principle Investigator
    Total amount: $3,000
    Research project: Geo-social Media and Travel Experience: A Text Mining Approach

  6. PhD in the Constructed Environment Research and Travel Grant
    University Grant, 2017-2018
    University of Virginia, Solo Principle Investigator
    Total amount: $2,000
    Research project: Parking Sentiment and the Supplies: A Sentiment Analysis of Online Reviews

  7. MATS UTC Research Grant (Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability University Transportation Center)
    US DOT University Transportation Center Grant, 2017-2018
    UTC, Graduate Research Assistant
    Total amount: $45,338
    Research project: Planning for Walking and Cycling in an Autonomous Vehicle Future

  8. PhD in the Constructed Environment Research and Travel Grant
    University Grant, 2016-2017
    University of Virginia, Solo Principle Investigator
    Total amount: $750
    Research project: Examining Bikeability using GIS Modeling and CTPP (Census Transportation Planning Products) Data
Awards and Honors

  1. 2020 NeurIPS Conference Student Travel Award
  2. 2020 ACSP Student Travel Award
  3. 2019 NeurIPS Conference Student Travel Award
  4. 2019 ASCE ICTD Conference Best Paper Award
    Awardees: Wenjian Jia, Zhiqiu Jiang, Tong Donna Chen, and Rajesh Paleti
  5. 2019 Digital Humanities Workshop Series
    Award Amount: $250
  6. 2019 ILiADs Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship
    Award Amount: $500
  7. 2016 University Service Award, University at Buffalo
    Award Amount: $1,000
  8. 2016 Ibranhim and Viviane Jammal Scholarship, University at Buffalo
    Award Amount: $1,800
  9. 2015 Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, University at Buffalo