University Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, Creative Activity, and other Professional Contributions

from American University. The annual award is given to “a faculty member who has achieved distinction as a scholar as documented through publications; invited lectures and papers; performances or shows; leadership in professional societies; work on editorial boards; procurement of major grants; membership in prestigious professional organizations; references, quotes, or appearances in the media; or selective positions of leadership”.

MIS Quarterly Impact Award

from MIS Quarterly Impact Award Selection Committee, honoring one paper “published a decade earlier that the selection committee deems to have had 1) the most significant and sustained scholarly impact …; 2) a real or potential impact beyond academia.”

Faculty Mentor Award

from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Doctoral Student College, for mentoring Ph.D. students in information systems.

Woman of Achievement Award

from the IEEE International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud, for “substantial contributions either in research, product development or mentoring.”

IEEE ITSS Leadership Award

from the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, for “recognized sustained leadership in fields such as cybersecurity and security informatics.”

Stafford Beer Medal

from the Operational Research Society, for the “valuable theoretical contribution to academia and clear guidance to practitioners” offered in article “Examining the intended and unintended consequences of organisational privacy safeguards”.


The CAREER award is “the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research”.

Best Doctoral Dissertation Runner-Up

from the ACM Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (SIGMIS), selected as the second place in doctoral dissertations completed in 2005.

Best Paper Awards/Nominations

Best Paper Award from Consumer 360° Track, American Marketing Association Summer Academic Conference 2019. Best paper awards from ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI): 2015, 2016; Honorable mention (2013, 2014). Best Paper Award Honorable Mention from ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2015. Best Paper Nomination from International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC) 2012. Best Paper Award from iConference 2009. Best Theme Paper Nomination from International Conferences on Information Systems (ICIS) 2003.