Assistant professor Loris D'Antoni, who joined the faculty in 2015, has been awarded the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award. The awards program is "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."
D'Antoni's CAREER grant will support the project "Program Synthesis with Quantitative Guarantees"; read more about it here.
D'Antoni is a member of UW-Madison's programming languages group (aka MadPL). He is currently engaged in NSF-supported research (along with fellow CS collaborators Aws Albarghouthi, Shuchi Chawla and Jerry Zhu) to detect and fix algorithmic bias. The team is developing a tool called FairSquare; find out more about that research here.
For more background on D'Antoni, read our profile from 2015.