Dr. Xiaotian Dai


Research Associate
Real-Time Systems Research Group (RTSRG)
University of York, UK

Room CSE/123
Department of Computer Science
University of York
York, UK

Email: xiaotian.dai@york.ac.uk

I am a research associate in the Real-Time Systems Research Group (RTSRG) at the University of York, UK. I am currently working on the MOCHA research project, which focuses on modelling and scheduling of complex architectures with high performance and stringent timing requirements. Before this I worked on the DEIS project, which involves model-based safety assurance (SACM) that is applicable to autonomous and cyber-physical systems, collaborated with AVL, Siemens, General Motor and Fraunhofer.

I received a DPhil in 2019 (Best Thesis) in the Computer Science Department at University of York. I joined RTSRG in 2015 as a PhD student, supervised by Prof. Alan Burns and Prof. Neil Audsley. My PhD research involves cooperatively design of control system and real-time task scheduling for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Flexible scheduling task models and methods are proposed and implemented to investigate the scheduling impact on control performance. I was awarded MSc in 2014 in Control Systems at the University of Sheffield, and a BSc (2011) in Automatic Control in China. During my undergraduate and postgraduate study, I was involved in a wide range of autonomous robot research and developments.

I am also a robot enthusiast and a strong believer in a future with AI & robots. Find more about my robotic projects in this post.

If you want to learn more about real-time systems, I have a personal blog on this: Real-time System Blog.

Find me on: | Google Scholar | LinkedIn | GitHub |

Recent Events

  • Oct 2019: (conference talk) A Dual-Mode Strategy for Performance Maximisation and Resource-Efficient CPS Design @ ESWEEK 2019, New York [slides]
  • Dec 2018: (seminar) Adaptive Task Scheduling of Real-Time Control Tasks @ University of York, UK [slides]
  • June 2017: (conference talk) Predicting Worst-Case Execution Times in Long-Lived Real-Time Systems @ Ada-Europe 2017, Vienna [slides]
  • May 2015: (seminar) Using Feedback in Real-Time Systems: A Literature Review @ University of York, UK [slides]