• FCAR Doctoral Award. 2001–2002. • NSERC Post-Graduate Award. 1999–2001. • IJCNN 2001 “Best Student Poster” Award for a paper on variable selection, Washington, D.C., July 2001. • MITACS “Best Poster” Award for a presentation on insurance premia modeling with statistical learning algorithms, Annual MITACS conference, May 2001. • Nortel Patent Award, for work on discourse management. 1999. • Canada Scholars (sciences and engineering). Renewed annually, 1991–94. • J.D. McConnell Entrance Award. McGill University. 1991.