UNR College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award 2014.
Mentor of UNR Herz Gold Medalist - James Bridegum - 2014.
UNR Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award 2011.
UNR Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award 2011.
Mentor of UNR College of Engineering's Senior Scholar - Steve Komarov - 2011.
Runner-up, UNR Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Award 2010.
Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) Faculty Advisor Award 2009.
Best Paper Award, the 21st International Conference on Computers and Their Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE-2008) Honolulu, HI, November 2008. Paper - A Recursive Hyperspheric Classification Algorithm, by Salyer Reed, Carl Looney, and Sergiu Dascalu.
Best Paper Award, the 21st International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA-2006) Seattle, WA, March 2006. Paper - vHand: A Human Hand Simulation System, by Beifang Yi, Fred Harris, and Sergiu Dascalu.
Recognition and Appreciation Award for contribution to the conference organization, 18th Intl. Conference on Computers Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE-2005), Honolulu, HI, November, 2005.
Lemelson Award for innovation and entrepreneurship, College of Engineering, UNR, April 2005.
Certificate of contribution to ITE-2005 Symposium (Information Technology and Entrepreneurship), Langston University, Oklahoma City, OK, April 2005.
Achievement Award for research contributions to the field, Intl. Conf. on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP-2004), Las Vegas, NV, June 2004.
Recognition Award for contribution to the conference organization, 12th Intl. Conf. on Intelligent and Adaptive Systems and Software Engineering (IASSE-2003), San Francisco, CA, July 2003.
Achievement Award for research contributions to the field, Intl. Conf. on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP-2003), Las Vegas, NV, June 2003.
Best Paper Award at the 11th Workshop for Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2001), New Orleans, LA, Dec. 2001. Paper - Harmony: An Environment for the Combined Use of UML and Z++ in Software Specification, by Sergiu Dascalu and Peter Hitchcock.
Scholarship for PhD studies, School of Computer Science, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada, 1993/1994 to 1996/1997.
Bruce and Dorothy Rosetti Award, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada, 1994/1995 and 1995/1996.
Honorary mention, Analog Input Processor, Students Scientific Communications Session, Polytechnic of Bucharest, Romania, 1981.
Honorary mention for an original solution, Final phase of the national competition (High Schools) Olympiad of Mathematics, Brasov, Romania, 1976.