Awards & Honors

  • May 2016: Winner, UC Davis International Community Building Award
  • December 2015: Winner of the IEEE Communications Society's inaugural (2015) Outstanding Technical Achievement Award "for pioneering work on shaping the optical networking area".
  • 2009: Winner, Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, College of Engineering, UC Davis.
  • 2009: Winner, Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, College of Engineering, UC Davis.
  • November 2007: My PhD student Marwan Batayneh, myself, and our research collaborators Dr. Andreas Kirstädter, Dr. Dominic A. Schupke, and Dr. Marco Hoffman from Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany, won the IEEE Globecom 2007 Optical Networking Symposium Best Paper Award for the paper "Lightpath-Level Protection versus Connection-Level Protection for Carrier-Grade Ethernet in a Mixed-Line-Rate Telecom Network".
  • December 2006: B. Mukherjee elevated to IEEE Fellow.
  • February 2006: B. Mukherjee named to Child Family Professorship at UC Davis.
  • Winner 2004: Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award, University of California, Davis.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Award Supervisor, UC Davis College of Engineering 2004 Zuhair Munir Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, for Dr. Keyao Zhu's PhD Dissertation: Design and Analysis of Traffic-Groomable Optical WDM Networks.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Award Supervisor, UC Davis College of Engineering 2000 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, for Dr. Laxman Sahasrabuddhe's PhD Dissertation: Multicasting and Fault Tolerance in WDM Optical Networks.
  • 1992: My papers "WDM-Based Local Lightwave Networks -- Part I: Single-Hop Networks; Part II: Multihop Networks," in IEEE Network were nominated for IEEE and IEEE Communications Society Prize Paper Awards.
  • 1994: Co-winner, Paper Award, 17th National Computer Security Conference, for the paper "Testing Intrusion Detection Systems: Design Methodologies and Results from an Early Prototype."
  • 1991: Co-winner, Best Paper Award, 14th National Computer Security Conference, for the paper "DIDS (Distributed Intrusion Detection System -- Motivation, Architecture, and an Early Prototype."
  • 1986-87: General Electric Foundation Fellowship, University of Washington.
  • 1984-85: GTE Teaching Fellowship, University of Washington.