Zheng Dong

Zheng's Picture I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University, where I serve as co-Director of the CAR Lab, Director of the Real-time Systems Group, and WSU site co-Director of the NSF IUCRC eCAT center. My educational background includes a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, a Master's degree in computer software engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Wuhan University.

Contact information:

Maccabees Building, Suite 14109.3

5057 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48202

Department of Computer Science

Wayne State University

phone: +1 (313) 577-1648

E-mail: dong@wayne.edu

Recent Updates | Research | Services | Teaching | Publications | Students | Awards

Recent Updates

  • 04/2024 [Special Issue] ACM Journal on Autonomous Transportation Systems: Special Issue on Mobility is online.
  • 01/2024 [News] Wayne State University continues to excel in the field of embedded and real-time systems, maintaining its position in the top 10 nationwide in the latest CS Rankings. As of January 2024, Wayne State University holds the 5th spot in this esteemed category.
  • 12/2023 [Paper] Our paper on nondeterministic offline reinforcement learning for large-scale online order dispatching has been accepted by AAAI 2024.
  • 11/2023 [Paper] Our paper, titled "Hopscotch: A Hardware-Software Co-design for Efficient Cache Resizing on Multi-core SoCs", has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.
  • 09/2023 [Special Issue] Given the ongoing trajectory of advancements in communications, semiconductors, and the automotive industry, it's plausible to anticipate that the next noteworthy leap in the realm of mobile computing might center around the concept of Vehicle Computing.
  • 09/2023 [News] The kickoff meeting of NSF eCAT IUCRC was successfully completed on 09/15/2023. Go eCAT!!!
  • 08/2023 [Paper] Our paper on ROS message synchronization has been accepted to RTSS 2023.
  • 08/2023 [Paper] Our paper on C-V2X Enabled Collaborative Autonomous Driving has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  • 07/2023 [Service] Serve as a publicity co-chair at the 30th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, which will be held in Hong Kong, May 13-16, 2024. Please consider submitting your latest brilliant research findings!
  • 07/2022 [Talk] Delivered two talks on timing-critical SoC design at the 60th Design Automation Conference (DAC 2023).
  • 06/2023 [Service] I will co-chair the 10th International Workshop on Mixed Criticality Systems (held on Dec. 5th 2023), in conjunction with the Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2023).
  • 04/2023 [Service] Serve on the TPC of RTSS 2023; Serve as a session chair at DAC 2023: Autonomous Systems, Cloud Autonomous Systems (Automotive, Robotics, Drones).
  • 03/2023 [Grant] NSF IUCRC for Electric, Connected and Autonomous Technologies for Mobility (eCAT) has been funded.
  • 02/2023 [Paper] Our paper, titled "BlueFace: Integrating an Accelerator into the Core's Pipeline through Algorithm-Interface Co-Design for Real-Time SoCs", has been accepted to appear at DAC'23.
  • 02/2023 [Paper] Our paper, titled "Reaction Time Analysis of Event-Triggered Processing Chains with Data Refreshing", has been accepted to appear at DAC'23.
  • 02/2023 [Paper] Our work on real-time message synchronization in ROS has been accepted to appear at IEEE MOST'23.
  • 02/2023 [Service] Guest Editor of ACM Journal on Autonomous Transportation Systems: Special Issue on Mobility.
  • 01/2023 [Service] Associate Editor of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer).
  • 12/2022 [News] The program of WMC 2022 has been published. Welcome to join us on December 5th.
  • 11/2022 [Service] Guest Editor (with Dr. Shi) of IEEE Internet Computing: Special Issue on Vehicle Computing.
  • 11/2022 [Paper] Our recent work on real-time cause-effect chain scheduling in autonomous machines has been accepted by Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE2023).
  • 10/2022 [Service] Serve on the TPC of DAC 2023, RTCSA 2023, and ICCCN 2023; Serve as the publication chair for ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing 2023.
  • 10/2022 [Paper] Our recent work on real-time and accessible shared autonomous mobility services has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
  • 09/2022 [Service] Serve in the judging panel of ACM SIGBED Student Research Competition (SRC) 2022.
  • 09/2022 [Paper] Our paper, titled "Towards Hard Real-Time and Energy-Efficient Virtualization for Many-core Embedded Systems", has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Computers.
  • 08/2022 [Talk] Delivered a talk on real-time VoI detection at the 28th ACM SIGKDD conference on knowledge discovery and data mining (SIGKDD 2022).
  • 08/2022 [Paper] Our papers are accepted to RTSS 2022. The 9th International Workshop on Mixed Criticality (WMC) Systems will be held in Houston on Dec. 5th, in conjunction with RTSS 2022. WMC 2022 website is live!
  • 08/2022 [Service] Serve as a TPC member for RTAS 2023.
  • Research

    My research focuses on the Integrated Hardware-Software Co-Design for Optimized Application-Specific Cyber-Physical Systems, emphasizing the assurance of timing predictability in autonomous driving technologies. My expertise in real-time & embedded systems also drives my interest in developing computer systems that incorporate timing-critical components. This extends to projects like real-time EV fleet charging recommendation systems and the implementation of edge-enabled smart infrastructures in smart cities. Publications of my research can be found here.