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Javier Perez Rodriguez secures CISTER's first successful PHD thesis defense of the year

26, Apr, 2024
On April 26th, Javier Pérez Rodríguez successfully defended his PhD thesis, supervised by Dr. Patrick Yomsi, and co-supervised by Dr. Eduardo Tovar and Dr. Luis Almeida, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal.
Developed with CISTER support, his thesis entitled "Thermal-aware schedulability analysis for modern real-time computing systems" addresses the challenge of managing heat dissipation in computing systems, particularly in safety-critical domains. It proposes novel thermal-aware resource management schemes for multi-core platforms to meet real-time requirements without exceeding thermal limits. Contributions include selecting suitable thermal models, developing scheduling strategies for single-core and multi-core platforms, prioritizing critical tasks, controlling processor activity, and minimizing peak temperature. The thesis concludes with extensive experimentation showing the effectiveness of the proposed strategies.

The PhD examination committee was composed of:


  • Dr. José Nuno Moura Marques Fidalgo, Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (President).
  • Dr. Jian-Jia Chen, Professor at the Department of Computer Science, TU Dortmund University, Germany;
  • Dr. Sandro Emanuel Salgado Pinto, Principal Researcher at the ALGORITMI Research Center, University of Minho;
  • Dr. Pavel Zaykov, Lead Innovation & Research Engineer at Codasip Labs;
  • Dr. João Paulo de Castro Canas Ferreira, Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto;
  • Dr. Patrick Meumeu Yomsi, Researcher at CISTER - Research Center in Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (Supervisor).
Javier began to study Automation Engineering at the Technological University of Havana "José Antonio Echeverría" in 2012, where he learned about the world of embedded systems and real-time processing, remaining passionate about these topics. During his studies he belonged to research groups of Digital Electronics and Embedded Digital Systems, and in 2017 he obtained his degree in Automation Engineering presenting a paper entitled "Algorithms for the segmentation and identification of Cuban license plates on RaspBerry Pi". He joined the CISTER Research Centre in September 2018.
With this great achievement, Javier kicks off this year's series of PhD thesis defenses by CISTER members in the best possible way.