Peng “Ryan” Huang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence.

Huang is known for his work on the reliability of next-generation operating and distributed systems. His five-year CAREER award will support his project, “Towards

Peng Huang

Gray-Fault Tolerant Cloud through Harnessing and Enhancing System Observability,” which aims to improve the availability of modern cloud system infrastructure by developing a holistic approach that can detect, pinpoint, and diagnose gray failures in production systems.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.