- January 28, 2011
Andre Platzer Receives NSF CAREER Award
The National Science Foundation has awarded Andre Platzer, assistant professor of computer science, a five-year, $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to study "Logical Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems." Platzer develops methods for verifying the performance of cyber-physical systems, including hybrid systems and distributed hybrid systems, in which embedded computers interact with an ever-changing real world. Examples include applications such as distributed adaptive cruise controls in automobiles, aircraft collision avoidance systems, and robotic surgery devices.
A video of Platzer discussing his work http://www.jfk50.org/page/legacy_gallery/video/andre_platzer_24 is among those of other scientists, industry leaders, artists, politicians and students featured on the John F. Kennedy Library and Museumís new microsite marking the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy administration, http://www.jfk50.org/.
Platzer, who was one of Popular Scienceís Brilliant 10 in 2009, earned a masterís degree in computer science at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Oldenburg, Germany. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellonís Computer Science Department in 2008.
About Carnegie Mellon:
Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a
distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business,
public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and
graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating
and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration,
and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for
close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive
on its 144-acre Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among
leading research universities for the world-renowned programs in its College of
Fine Arts. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif.,
and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe.
For more, see www.cmu.edu