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Jia Xu

Associate Professor

Department:

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Bio

Dr. 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

  • 546 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, Vol. 16, No. 3, March 1990, pp. 360-369. 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 D. M. Ho-man, and D. M. Weiss, Addison-Wesley, 439-465, 2001.
  • 347 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, Vol. 19, No. 1, January, 70-84, 1993. Reprinted in A Practical Approach to Real-Time Systems: Selected Readings, edited by Phillip Laplante, IEEE, 15-31, 2000.
  • 231 citations (according to Google Scholar):
    J. Xu, "Multiprocessor Scheduling of Processes with Release Times, Deadlines, Precedence, and Exclusion Relations." IEEE Transactions on SoftwareEngineering, Vol. 19, No. 2, February 1993, pp. 139-154.
  • 133 citations (according to Google Scholar):
    J. Xu and D. L. Parnas, "Fixed Priority Scheduling Versus Pre-Run-Time Scheduling." Journal of Real-Time Systems, 18-1, 2000.

U.S. Patents

  • J. Xu, "System and Methods of Handlling 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. US 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 7, 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.