Research interests

Real-time scheduling and resource management, heterogeneous computing platforms, advanced robotics applications, and trustworthy deep neural networks. For a comprehensive list topics please visit the RETIS Lab web site.

Biographical Sketch

Giorgio Buttazzo is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa. He graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pisa in 1985, received a Master in Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa in 1991. From 1987 to 1988, he worked on active perception and real-time control at the G.R.A.S.P. Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. From 1991 to 1998, he held a position of Assistant Professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, where he founded and directed the RETIS Laboratory, one of the world leading research groups on real-time systems. From 1998 to 2005, he held a position of Associate Professor at the University of Pavia, where he directed the Robotics Laboratory of the Computer Science department. In 2003, he was co-founder of Evidence s.r.l., a spin-off company of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna providing software solutions for real-time embedded systems. He has been Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (2010-2012), and Program Chair and General Chair of the major international conferences on real-time computing. He is IEEE Fellow since 2012 "for contributions to dynamic scheduling algorithms in real-time systems". In 2013, he received the Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Real-Time Systems (Springer), the major journal on real-time computing and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems. He has authored 10 books on real-time systems and over 300 papers in the field of real-time systems, robotics, and neural networks, receiving 15 Best Paper Awards.


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