TCRTS Chair

Steve Goddard

 

Biography

 

Steve Goddard received the B.A. degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Minnesota (1985). He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995, 1998). He is the John E. Olsson Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998, Goddard worked in the computer industry for 13 years, including nine years as president of his own company. His primary research interests are real-time, embedded, and distributed systems with emphases in cyber-physical systems and rate-based scheduling; he has published over 100 articles, including 10 patent applications. Goddard has served on the Executive Committee of IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems since 2007 and chaired the top conferences in real-time systems.
 
IEEE ActivitiesCommittees: Executive Committee of IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems, Member, 2007-11; Steering Committee for CPSWeek, Member, 2011. Steering Committee for International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking Systems (CPNS), Member, 2011. IEEE PGM Standard Committee, Member, 1996-2000. Conferences: Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), General Chair, 2009; Technical Program Chair, 2008; Work-In-Progress Chair, 1998; Technical Program Committee Member, 2000, 2002-2007, 2010. Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), Finance Chair, 2008; General Co-Chair, 2007; Technical Program Co-Chair, 2006; Technical Program Committee Member, 1999, 2004-2005, 2009-11. International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), Publicity Chair, 2010. Design Automation and Testing in Europe (DATE), Co-Chair of the Technical Program Committee for the Subtrack on Real-Time Systems, 2008; Technical Program Committee Member for the Subtrack on Real-Time Systems, 2006-2007, 2010. International Conference on Real-Time and Network Systems (RTNS), Technical Program Committee Member, 2010. International Symposium on Object/component/service-oriented Real-time distributed Computing (ISORC), Technical Program Committee Member, 2007-2010. International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems, Technical Program Committee Member, 2008-2009. High Assurance Systems Engineering Symposium (HASE), Technical Program Committee Member, 2000-01. Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Technical Program Committee Member, 2001. International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), Technical Program Committee Member, 2006.

 

Position Statement

I am honored to be nominated for the position of Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TCRTS) for the 2011-2012 term and becoming TCRTS Chair for the 2013-2014 term. As an active researcher and former industry practitioner, I am very familiar with the challenges faced by both groups within our community, and I am extremely qualified to help address the many challenges our community will face in the next 5 years.  Our community is at a crossroads.  Consider two examples. (1) Real-time systems are more ubiquitous than ever, and yet researchers and practitioners of real-time systems have never been further apart in the problems they are trying to solve. As a community, we need to reevaluate our approaches and the problems we can solve together. (2) Students within our community are our future leaders.  I believe we can better prepare our students for careers in industry and academia, so that more academic research is transferred to industry.  Once again, this will require all of us to work together to broaden student experiences.  I look forward to solving these and the myriad of other challenges we face as a community.

Steve Goddard received the B.A. degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Minnesota (1985). He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995, 1998).  He is the John E. Olsson Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.  Prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998, Goddard worked in the computer industry for 13 years, including nine years as president of his own company. His primary research interests are real-time, embedded, and distributed systems with emphases in cyber-physical systems and rate-based scheduling; he has published over 100 articles, including 10 patent applications.  Goddard has served on the Executive Committee of IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems since 2007 and chaired the top conferences in real-time systems.