Computer Engineering / Real-Time Systems
The next industrial revolution is underway: Industry 4.0 envisages the fusion of mechanical production with intelligent, digitally-connected systems to create cyber-physical systems. The control of machinery and processes is conducted in real time via wireless communication networks. Constellations in which immediate and absolutely reliable results are essential are referred to as hard real-time systems. Examples include control systems in power stations, planes and autonomous cars. Marco Caccamo is an expert in these types of safety-critical real-time systems. They are the object of his fundamental research as are concrete, inexpensive applications in collaboration with partners in industry. At TUM Munich, Marco Caccamo will help to establish a new interdisciplinary, cross-faculty Institute for Cyber-Physical Systems and to drive collaboration with industry.
Nominating University: Technische Universität München (TUM)
Prof. Dr. Marco Caccamo
was born in Italy in 1971. He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and, by courtesy, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in the United States. Having studied at the Università di Pisa, he took his doctorate at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, also in Pisa, Italy, in 2002. Marco Caccamo was subsequently a postdoc at UIUC, progressing to become an Associate Professor in 2008 and a Full Professor in 2015. During his career, he has also been a Visiting Professor at ETH Zürich and TUM Munich. Caccamo is a member of numerous scientific bodies such as the Technical Program Committee (TPC) and co-editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Computers. In October 2018 he took up his position as a Humboldt Professor at TUM.