Assistant Professor Kartik Nayak received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for "CAREER: Scalable Consensus Protocol Design with Accountability and Privacy under Practical Failure Models." His project makes novel scientific advances by bridging the gap between theoretical foundations and the practical aspects of blockchain consensus.
Earlier this year, Assistant Professor Danyang Zhuo also received an NSF CAREER Award for "CAREER: OS-Managed Remote Procedure Call for Datacenter Applications." This project explores a new RPC system architecture that allows for efficient and flexible control of RPC traffic.
Total funding for each award is ~$600K over 5 years, and NSF's CAREER Award is its most prestigious in support of junior faculty. Congratulations!