Awards

  • 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.