Dr. Xiaotian Dai
Real-Time Systems Research Group (RTSRG)
University of York
York, United Kingdom
Department of Computer Science
University of York, York, UK
xiaotian.dai (at) york.ac.uk
I am a postdoctoral research associate working on the MOCHA research project with Prof. Iain Bate and Prof. Alan Burns in the Real-Time Systems Research Group (RTSRG). The MOCHA project focuses on modelling, scheduling and allocation of complex many-core architectures that have high performance and stringent timing requirements. The project is targeted for the next-generation 5G communication stations. You can know more about MOCHA on the project website.
Before MOCHA, I worked on the H2020 DEIS project in 2018-2019 with Prof. Tim Kelly. The DEIS project involves model-based safety assurance (using OMG standard Structured Assurance Case Metamodel (SACM)) that is applicable to model-based autonomous and cyber-physical systems. This project was collaborated with AVL, Siemens, General Motor and Fraunhofer.
My research is mainly focus on real-time scheduling and real-time system design and anlysis with a focus on improving scheduling flexibility and adaptiveness. I also have produced work in timing predictability for next generation of systems including autonomous, robotic and cyber-physical systems to ensure safety, robustness and resilience.
- I have been building robots since 2009. You can find more about these projects on this page.
- I have an educational blog on real-time systems to promote real-time systems.
- I am maintaining a conference tracking website for real-time/embedded systems on this page: real-time systems conference tracking.
Xiaotian Dai is a research associate at the University of York, UK. He received a PhD degree from University of York in 2019 (with Best Thesis). He joined real-time systems group in 2015 as a PhD research student, supervised by Prof. Alan Burns. His PhD research involves cooperatively design of control system and real-time task scheduling for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), where various flexible scheduling task models are proposed and implemented to investigate the scheduling impact on control performance. He received a M.Sc. in Control Systems from the University of Sheffield in 2014, and a B.Sc. in Automatic Control in 2011. He serves as a reviewer and a Program Committee member for many top real-time and design automation conferences.
- Nov 2021: (workshop) @Sixth Annual UK System Research Challenges Workshop — Progress of MOCHA project
- Sep 2021: (service) Ada-Europe'22 - invited as PC member
- May 2021: (service) ICESS'21 - invited as PC member
- May 2021: (conference) May 18 @ RTAS'21 - Poster Session on Digital Twin
- Apr 2021: (service) RTNS'21 - Systems Session Chair
- Jan 2021: (service) RTAS'21 - PC member (Brief Industry Paper Track)
- Jan 2021: (service) Ada-Europe'21 - PC member
- Dec 2020: (workshop) Dec 10, 2020, @Fifth Annual UK System Research Challenges Workshop — Overview of MOCHA project by Dr. Iain Bate
- Dec 2020: (conference) Dec 13 @ RTSS'20 — DAG Scheduling and Analysis on Multiprocessor Systems (presented by Dr. Zhao) [Video]
- Nov 2020: (service) ICESS'20 - Resource Management session chair
- Nov 2020: (conference) Nov 11 @ ICCAD'20 — Fixed-Priority Scheduling and Controller Co-Design for Time-Sensitive Networks [Video]
- Oct 2020: (call-for-papers) RTNS'21 is calling for participate: [conference website]
- Sep 2020: (service) RTNS'21 - Publicity Chair & PC member
- Apr 2020: (award) Best Thesis Award for my PhD thesis at University of York
- Apr 2020: (service) ICESS'20 - PC member
- Feb 2020: (service) DSD'20 - Design of CPS Session Chair & PC member
- Oct 2019: (conference) @ ESWEEK'19, New York — A Dual-Mode Strategy for Performance Maximisation and Resource-Efficient CPS Design [slides]
- Apr 2019: (service) ECRTS'19 PC member (Artifacts Evaluation)
- Dec 2018: (seminar) @ University of York, UK — Adaptive Task Scheduling of Real-Time Control Tasks [slides]