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Design Automation of Embedded Systems Group

Dr.-Ing. Kuan-Hsun Chen

I left the DAES group in TU Dortmund at the end of August 2021 and joined the Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES) group at University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands.

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Visiting Address:
Zilverling 5037
Hallenweg 19
7522 NH Enschede
The Netherlands

© Chang-Chia Chen​/​Dortmund


Dr.-Ing. Kuan-Hsun Chen is an assistant professor at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) in University of Twente in the Netherlands. From Aug. 2019 to Aug. 2021, he was a Postdoc at Design and Automation for Embedded Systems group, TU Dortmund University (TUDo), Germany. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the TU Dortmund University with “Summa cum Laude” in May 2019 (Dissertation can be found here). He received his Master in Computer Science from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 2013, and his bachelor degree from the faculty of Interdisciplinary Program of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2011. Furthermore, he received Best Student Paper Award (IEEE RTCSA in 2018) and a Dissertationpreis at TU Dortmund in Dec 2019.

Research Interests

  • Real-Time Systems: Scheduling, Mixed-Criticality Systems, Real-Time Operating Systems
  • Embedded Systems: Dependable Computing, Reliability-Aware Resource Management, Fault-Tolerant Software Design
  • Cyber-Physical-Systems
  • Resource-Constrained Data Analysis

Professional Service Activities

Reviewer (primary or secondary)

  • IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) 2017, 2020, 2021
  • IEEE Real Time Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS) 2016, 2017, 2021
  • ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2015, 2016
  • ACM/IEEE Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE) 2017
  • ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) 2016, 2018, 2021
  • Junior Researcher Workshop on Real-Time Computing (JRWRTC) 2021
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 2021
  • IEEE Transactions on Computer 2017
  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability 2015
  • IEEE Embedded Systems Letters 2021
  • ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems 2021
  • ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems 2015, 2019, 2021
  • IEEE Access 2020
  • MDPI Sensors 2021
  • Journal of Scheduling 2018
  • Journal of Signal Processing Systems 2017
  • Journal of Systems Architecture 2014
  • Journal of VLSI (Integration) 2021
  • Journal of Sustainable Computing 2021
  • Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering (ZUSC) 2017

Program Committee Member



  • JSPS Summer Program
    for Postdoctoral Exchange in Wasada University in Japan, Summer in 2021 (details)
  • DAAD PPP Grant
    as Principal Investigator (PI) in Germany, for Personal Exchange "ACCo-DT: Application and Compilation Co-de­sign for Decision Trees" with NTHU in Taiwan, Jan 2021 - Dec 2022
  • Progject Group Practice Award (P5)
    as Supervisor, for PG 629 "F1/10 Autonomous Racing: Head to Head Capabilities", awarded by Alumni der Informatik der TU Dortmund, Nov. 2020
  • Dissertationpreis
    for Ph.D. Dissertation “Optimization and Analysis for Dependable Application Software on Unreliable Hardware Platforms”, Technical University of Dortmund (TUDo), Dortmund, Dec 2019.
  • SIGDA Student Travel Grant
    for Design Automation Conference (DAC), June 2019
  • Summa cum Laude
    for Ph.D. Dissertation “Optimization and Analysis for Dependable Application Software on Unreliable Hardware Platforms”, Technical University of Dortmund (TUDo), Dortmund, May 2019.
  • Best Student Paper Award 
    for “Analysis of Deadline Miss Rates for Uniprocessor Fixed-Priority Scheduling”, in the 24th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), Hakodate, Japan, August 2018.
  • SIGBED Student Travel Grant 
    for International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems week (CPSWEEK), Porto, Portugal, April 2018
    for Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES), Santa Barbara, California, United States, June 2016


Please provide a copyright notice
Dissertation Award in 2019 © TU Dortmund
Best student paper award in RTCSA'18 © Kuan-Hsun Chen

PhD Forums

  • Optimization and Analysis for Dependable Software on Unreliable Hardware Platforms in ACM/SIGDA Ph.D. Forum at the IEEE/ACM 55th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2019
  • Optimization and Analysis for Dependable Software on Unreliable Hardware Platforms in ACM/SIGDA Ph.D. Forum at the IEEE/ACM 22th Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), 2019

Invited Talks

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund University (Second Page in English).