Boon Thau Loo Receives NSF CAREER Award

January 27, 2009

PHILADELPHIA –- Boon Thau Loo, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER award on his work, "Towards a unified declarative platform for composable verifiable networks.”  The CAREER award is the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

Loo earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.  His research focuses on distributed data management systems, Internet-scale query processing, and the application of database technologies to networked systems.  He is particularly interested in developing information-centric network architectures that can be easily extended, composed, and formally verified. His recent projects include applying declarative networking techniques in the areas of dynamic network composition, adaptive mobile ad-hoc networks, and scalable knowledge-based networks. He is also exploring novel database-inspired techniques for diagnosing, securing, and verifying network protocols.

To read more about Loo and his research, please visit http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~boonloo/