Dionisio de Niz is a Principal Researcher at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He received an M.S. in information networking from the Information Networking Institute and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, real-time systems, and model-based engineering. In the real-time arena he has recently focused on multicore processors and mixed-criticality scheduling, and has led a number of projects on both fundamental research and applied research for the private industry and government organizations. He worked on the reference implementation and a commercial version of the Real-Time Java Specification.