UMass Dartmouth professor receives $452,454 NSF award

DARTMOUTH – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Lance Fiondella received a $452,454 five-year National Science Foundation CAREER award, according to UMass Dartmouth Friday.

Fiondella will use the award to research software security management, his field of expertise. Specifically, Fiondella is looking to develop an open source platform that will allow the international software reliability research community to collaborate and communicate their research, according to the release.

“Producing reliable and secure software is difficult because of its growing complexity, which poses serious challenges to many large companies and government organizations,” said Fiondella in a statement.

In addition to publishing over 100 papers on the topic of system and software reliability, Fiondella has also also served as a visiting researcher at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and an Office of Naval Research summer faculty fellow at the Naval Air Systems Command in Maryland, according to UMass Dartmouth’s website. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science at Eastern Connecticut State University and a master’s and Ph.D in computer science and engineering at the University of Connecticut.

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The prestigious NSF CAREER award is given to early-career faculty members at colleges and universities who demonstrate the potential to advance their field of research.

Laura Aratani is a PBN contributing writer.