dr.ing. K.H. Chen (Kuan)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Dr.-Ing. Kuan-Hsun Chen is a tenured assistant professor at the Chair of Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems (CAES) for the 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 in Germany. He earned his Ph.D. degree (05.2019) in Computer Science (Dr.-Ing.) also from TU Dortmund University with the highest distinction (summa cum laude). He earned his master’s degree in Computer Science (2013) and his bachelor's degree in the Interdisciplinary Program of Humanities and Social Sciences (2011) at National Tsing Hua Uni­ver­sity in Taiwan.

He currently serves as Associate Editor for the AIMS Applied Computing and Intelligence and Guest Editor for the Transactions of Cyber-Physical Systems and the Journal of Signal Processing Systems. He has published 60+ scientific works in top peer-reviewed journals (e.g., TC and TECS) and international conferences (e.g., EMSOFT, RTSS, RTAS, DAC, ECML, PKDD, LCTES). He is also a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member for many international conferences and a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals and conferences in computer science.

He is one founder of the Dutch Real-Time System Community, funded by the community fund from 4TU.NIRICT. He also holds one best student paper award at RTCSA’18, and one dissertation award at TU Dortmund University (2019), and one best paper nomination at DATE’21. Moreover, he was granted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) one exchange project and by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) a postdoctoral fellowship in 2021. He has been a volunteer mentor in ESA Summer of Code in Space (2017) and Google Summer of Code since 2016 for open-source development on a popular real-time operating system, RTEMS.



Engineering & Materials Science
Computer Hardware
Data Storage Equipment
Decision Trees
Embedded Systems
Real Time Systems
Wear Of Materials


My main research is about  Embedded Systems. In particular, I develop architecture-aware software automation and bridge the gap between theory and practice in real-time system software. The following topics are what I have worked on so far:
  • Real-Time Timing Analysis, Scheduling, and System Software
  • Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerant Software Design
  • Cyber-Physical-Systems and Resource Management
  • Architecture-Aware Software Automation

I have also served on several technical program committees (TPC):

transactions and journals:

and in the following venues as a reviewer or a sub-reviewer, including but not limited to:

  • Springer Journal of Time-Critical Computing Systems (TIME)
  • ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS)
  • ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES)
  • ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Sys­tems (TCPS)
  • IEEE Transaction on Computers (TC)
  • IEEE Transaction on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
  • IEEE Embedded Sys­tems Letters (ESL)
  • IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (Thematic Section) 
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability (TR)
  • IEEE Real-Time Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
  • International Conference on Real-Time and Network Systems (RTNS) 
  • European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD)

Since 2016 I am also a mentor in Google Summer of Code for RTEMS. In case you are interested in the development of open-source RTOS, feel free to contact me.


Hakert, C., Khan, A. A. , Chen, K., Hameed, F., Castrillon, J., & Chen, J-J. (2022). ROLLED: Racetrack Memory Optimized Linear Layout and Efficient Decomposition of Decision Trees. IEEE transactions on computers, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1109/TC.2022.3197094
Shi, J., Egidy, C-C. V. , Chen, K-H., & Chen, J-J. (2022). Formal Verification of Resource Synchronization Protocol Implementations: A Case Study in RTEMS. IEEE transactions on computer-aided design of integrated circuits and systems, 1-12. [9852753]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCAD.2022.3197501
Hahn, S., Michael, J., Hölscher, N. , Chen, K-H., Chen, J-J., & Reineke, J. (2022). LLVMTA: An LLVM-Based WCET Analysis Tool. In C. Ballabriga (Ed.), 20th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis (pp. 2:1--2:17). (Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs); Vol. 103). https://doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.WCET.2022.2
Chen, K-H., Günzel, M., Boguslaw, J., Buschhoff, M., & Chen, J-J. (2022). Unikernel-Based Real-Time Virtualization Under Deferrable Servers: Analysis and Realization (Artifact). Dagstuhl Artifacts Series, 8(1), 2:1-2:2. https://doi.org/10.4230/DARTS.8.1.2
Chen, K-H., Günzel, M., Boguslaw, J., Buschhoff, M., & Chen, J-J. (2022). Unikernel-Based Real-Time Virtualization Under Deferrable Servers: Analysis and Realization. In M. Maggio (Ed.), 34th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2022) (Vol. 231, pp. 6:1-6:22). Dagstuhl. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ECRTS.2022.6
Freymann, R., Shi, J., Chen, J-J. , & Chen, K-H. (2022). Renovation of EdgeCloudSim: An Efficient Discrete-Event Approach. In N. Abdennadher, E. Benkhelifa, J. M. Lloret, & Y. Jararweh (Eds.), 2021 Sixth International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC) [9732572] IEEE/EUCA. https://doi.org/10.1109/FMEC54266.2021.9732572
Tsou, Y-T. , Chen, K-H., Yang, C-L., Cheng, H-Y., Chen, J-J., & Tsai, D-Y. (2022). This is SPATEM! A Spatial-Temporal Optimization Framework for Efficient Inference on ReRAM-based CNN Accelerator. In 2022 27th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) (pp. 702-707). [9712536] IEEE/EUCA. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASP-DAC52403.2022.9712536
Hakert, C. , Chen, K-H., Schirmeier, H., Bauer, L., Genssler, P. R., von der Brüggen, G., Amrouch, H., Henkel, J., & Chen, J-J. (2022). Software-Managed Read and Write Wear-Leveling for Non-Volatile Main Memory. ACM transactions on embedded computing systems, 21(1), 1-24. [5]. https://doi.org/10.1145/3483839
Chen, K-H., Su, C., Hakert, C., Buschjager, S., Lee, C-L., Lee, J-K., Morik, K., & Chen, J. J. (2022). Efficient Realization of Decision Trees for Real-Time Inference. ACM transactions on embedded computing systems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3508019

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7522NH  Enschede
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