Awards > Rising Star in Dependability Award

  Starting from 2020, a new award called Rising Star in Dependability Award is presented annually at the†IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) to recognize a junior researcher, from academia or industry, who demonstrates outstanding potential for creative ideas and innovative research in the field of dependable and resilient computer systems and networks.

  The IEEE TC on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (TCFT) and IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (WG 10.4) jointly sponsor the DSN Rising star in Dependability Award.

  The award recipient will be required to attend DSN to receive the award and will be invited to give a presentation to DSN attendees.†His/her conference registration will be borne by the conference.

  To be eligible for the award, the candidate must have graduated no more than 10 years before the nomination deadline (considering the year as a reference). Career disruptions or delays (e.g. Parental leaves) that may have been experienced by the candidates will be taken into consideration by the selection committee

  Nominations must be submitted by email to the DSN Steering Committee Chair ( and are due on *January 31, 2021*. Make sure the words Rising Star in Dependability Award are in the subject line. The winner will be announced by *Mid-April, 2021*.

  The Rising star committee Chair and the committee members will be appointed by the DSN Steering Committee Chair after the nomination deadline to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

  For complete information about the award and nomination procedure, please visit

The winner of the 2020 Rising Star in Dependability Award is:

Devesh Tiwari
Northeastern University, US


"For fundamental and translational research contributions, impacting the<> reliability and efficiency of real-world computer systems"

Bio: Devesh Tiwari leads the Goodwill Computing Lab at Northeastern University (Boston campus). At Northeastern, Devesh enjoys teaching the fundamentals of computer systems, and has fun working with his research group toward improving the reliability and cost-effectiveness of high-performance computing and storage systems, more recently of quantum computing systems.

  He is an Associate Editor for Transactions of Parallel & Distributed Computing (TPDS), Transactions of Storage (ToS), and Journal of Parallel & Distributed Computing (JPDC). He served as the program co-chair/track co-chair for HPDC, ICDCS, IISWC, IPDPS, and ICCD, and has been on the program committees of DSN, HPDC, HPCA, FAST, IPDPS, ISCA, MICRO, ICDCS, and ICCD.

  Before joining Northeastern, Devesh was a staff scientist at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Devesh earned his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University and B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India.

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