Renato Mancuso Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Boston University Assistant Professor of Computer Science Renato Mancuso received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, which will support his research in the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab. 

This five-year grant will support his project, “Timeliness as a Controllable Dimension via Knowledge-driven System Management,” which seeks to work on the essential need for timeliness with the growing complexity of modern intelligent systems with an integrative research and education plan. 

“We think – and educate our students to think – that logic is what we program in computer systems and that the exact time it takes for computation to happen is beyond our control,” Mancuso says. “This is highly problematic as computing systems become increasingly more responsible for safety-critical tasks in our physical world. This CAREER Award will allow my students in the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab and me to establish the foundations of systems capable of having direct introspection and control over their temporal properties.” 

Mancuso joined BU Arts & Sciences faculty in 2017, and researches real-time and embedded systems. His research interests include partially-reconfigurable platforms and OS-level multi-core resource management technologies for high-performance, safety-critical systems. 

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.