INI Award Recipients

At the INI's annual diploma ceremony in May, graduates who have earned special achievements during their time in graduate school receive recognition during a student awards presentation. The following individuals were recognized during their diploma ceremony.

Innocent Habiyaremye Memorial Award

This award goes to an INI graduate student who embodies a sense of community spirit, while holding to his or her academic and professional commitments.

2015
Alberto Cursack

2016
Divya Balasubramanian

2017
Melanie Rich-Wittrig

Leadership Award

This award honors an INI graduate who has most noticeably demonstrated initiative, motivation, academic excellence and overall outstanding leadership qualities. The student should also have demonstrated the ability to balance his or her studies with his or her leadership and involvement. The award recipient receives an engraved award and a monetary honorarium.

2005
Damon Wesley Smith

2006
Matt Karr

2007
Ankini Shah

2008
Aakash Shah

2009
Aditi Pendharkar

2010
Tyelisa Shields

2011
Hanan Hibshi
Ryan Shaw

2012
George Chamcham

2013
Gregory Owens

2014
Allison Boos

2015
Samantha Allen

2016
Keane Lucas

2017
Jennifer Burns

Outstanding Student Service Award

The Outstanding Student Services Awards are intended to recognize INI graduates who have demonstrated exemplary performance and contribution as a research assistant or a teaching assistant. The award recipients receive an engraved award and a monetary honorarium.

2005
Vivek Chudgar
Jad Chamcham

2006
Evan Gaustad
Theocharis Kampouris
Rahul Iyer

2007
Donnie Kim
Xeno Kovah

2008
Ramu Panayappan
Christopher K. Nguyen

2009
Divya Ashok
Ed Schwartz

2010
Bhavana Bajaj
Diwakar Goel

2011
Anuja Gogate
Dinesh Israni

2012
Kushal Dalmia
Amal Krishnan
Daniel Votipka

2013
Shrikant Adhikarla
Pavan Kumar Alampalli
Chinmay Kamat

2014
Douglas Miller
Aditya Jaltade
Amod Jaltade
Pratik Shah
Mukul Singh

2015
Pushkar Joglekar
Sreejita Ray

2016
Mayank Shishodia
Harshad Shriwadkar

2017
Manideep Konakandla
Adwiteeya Agrawal

Executive Women's Forum INI Fellowship

2009
Amy Rambhia

2010
Tyelisa Shields

2012
Krystal Ying

2013
Dolly Karaba
Jonida Cali (Tara Darbyshire Fellowship)

2014
Erye Hernandez

2015
Grace Kihumba

2016
Hana Habib 

2017
Melanie Rich-Wittrig

Past Awards

Frank J. Marshall Graduate Fellowship

2005
Andrew Biggadike

2006
Patrick Lanigan

2007
Carrie Price

2008
Tom Palarz

2009
Ioannis Mallios

Verizon Fellowship Award

2004
Jesse Cheng
Swathi Koundinya
Shubhashri Panicker

2005
Vijeyta Aggarwal
Luis Garza

2006
Vishal Gehani
Vishakha Gupta

2007
Jamar Parris
Mario Rincon

CyLab Korea Fellowship

2005
Sang Woo (Shawn) Kim
Akash Zaveri

2006
Hayan Lee
Yongsub Nam

Kennametal Fellowship

2003
Sarvesh Bagla
Anupam Dhanuka
Chris Lord

2004
Dee Leang

Symantec Fellowship

2004
Michael Seto
Andrew Yao

Nokia Fellowship

1999
Marcelo Cataldo
Bohan Chen
Dionisio de-Niz-Villaseñor
Alexandros Manoussakis
Jian-Jung (James) Ying

The Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation

1999
Sibritte Grant