Jia Xu

Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Real-time systems, including fault-tolerant real-time embedded systems, and real-time operating systems.
Bio

Jia Xu received his doctoral degree in computer science from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, in 1984. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Victoria, and at the University of Toronto, before joining the Department in 1986. His general research interests are in real-time and embedded systems.

Selected Publications

  • 548 citations (according to Google Scholar): J. Xu, and D. L. Parnas, “Scheduling Processes with Release Times, Deadlines, Precedence and Exclusion Relations,”IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 16, 360-369, 1990. Reprinted in Advances in Real-Time Systems, edited by J. A. Stankovic, and K. Ramamrithan, IEEE Computer Society Press, 140-149, 1993. Also reprinted in Software Fundamentals: Collected Papers by David L. Parnas, edited by Daniel M. Hoffman, and David M. Weiss, Addison-Wesley, 439-465, 2001.
  • 349 citations (according to Google Scholar): J. Xu, and D. L. Parnas, “On Satisfying Timing Constraints in Hard-Real-Time Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Special Issue on Software for Critical Systems, 19:70-84, 1993. Reprinted in A Practical Approach to Real-Time Systems: Selected Readings, edited by Phillip Laplante, IEEE, IEEE Order No. SR115, ISBN 0-7803-4815-X, 15-31, 2000.
  • 230 citations (according to Google Scholar): J. Xu, “Multiprocessor Scheduling of Processes with Release Times, Deadlines, Precedence and Exclusion Relations,”IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 19, 139-154, 1993.
  • 132 citations (according to Google Scholar): J. Xu, and D. L. Parnas, “Priority Scheduling Versus Pre-Run-Time Scheduling,”Real-Time Systems, 18, 7-23, 2000.
U.S. Patents
  • J. Xu, “System and methods of handling real-time process overruns on a multiprocessor,” US Patent No: 10,552,215, issued February 4, 2020.
  • J. Xu, “Method of computing latest start times to allow real-time process overruns,” US Patent No: 9,753,772 B2, issued September 9, 2017.
  • J. Xu, “Method for scheduling executions of real-time processes with various timing constraints,” US Patent No: 8,627,319 B1, issued January 2, 2014.
  • J. Xu, “A Method for scheduling executions of real-time processes to guarantee various timing constraints,” US Patent No: 7,444,638, issued October 28, 2008.
  • J. Xu, “Method of scheduling executions of processes with various types of timing properties and constraints, “US Patent No: 7,165,252, issued January 16, 2007.
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