Sep  2013 Advisor of Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award in ACLCLP
Aug  2013 Champions in both Tracks in KDD Cup 2013
June 2013 US Airforce AOARD Research Grant Award
Aug  2012 Champions in the 2nd Track in KDD Cup 2012
Aug  2011 Champions in both Tracks in KDD Cup 2011
July  2011 Best Paper Award in International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis (ASONAM 2011)
June 2011 US Airforce AOARD Research Grant Award
June 2010 Merit Paper Award in 2010 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Nov  2010 Supervised Ph.D. student to win Microsoft Fellowship
Aug  2010 KDD CUP 2010 Champion both Tracks
Aug  2009 Supervised MS thesis to win 2009 中華民國資訊學會碩士論文獎佳作
Aug  2009 Supervised MS Thesis to win 2009 中華民國計算語言學會碩士論文獎佳作
June 2009 3rd place in the Slow Track of KDDCUP 2009 (out of >400 submissions)
April 2009 Microsoft Research Award
July, 2008 Winner in KDDCUP 2008 (out of more than 200 submissions)
Dec, 2007 Google Research Award 2007
Aug, 2006 Ph.D. Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Southern California
June, 2006 The paper "Discovering the linear writing order of a two-dimensional ancient hieroglyphic script" was reported as one of the top 25 hottest articles in Artificial Intelligence in ScienceDirect
June, 2006 Interviewed with "The Economist" on decipherment and machine translation, in "How to build a Babel Fish", June 10th, 2006
Nov, 2004 Masterpiece writing prize for the article "Paradox" in the Popular Science Writing Competition, National Science Council, Taiwan
July, 2004 Chosen to present the thesis proposal "Generating Inspirations in Semantic Networks for Human and Machine Discovery", in AAAI 04 Doctoral Consortium with $1000 Scholarship
Oct, 2003 Best Paper Award in 2003 IEEE/WI International Conference on Web Intelligence for the paper: Shou-de Lin and Craig Knoblock, "Exploiting a Search Engine to Develop More Flexible Web Agents"
Aug, 2003 Second place in the open task of ACM KDDCup 2003 for the paper: Shou-de Lin and Hans Chalupsky "Using Unsupervised Link Discovery Methods to Find Interesting Facts and Connections in a Bibliography Dataset"
May, 2000 Summer Research Award, EECS department, UM, Ann Arbor
1995 President Award of EE department, National Taiwan University
1992-1996 Scholarship of National Taiwan Power Company