Curriculum Vitae of
Reinder J. Bril (as of September 2006)
J. Bril was born in Uithuizen (Gr.), the Netherlands, on August 2nd,
1958. He married Carmen V.J. Koning in December 1993, and has three lovely
children (two daughters and a son): Jöella V. (1994), Marijn J. (1997), and
Wander J. (2001).
He received his entire
training in the Netherlands.
In 1976, he finished secondary school (so-called `Atheneum-B') at the Baudartius College
in Zutphen, and started at the University of Twente
(UT) in Enschede. He performed his practical work at the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) in Tel Aviv, Israel. He
became fully qualified to teach mathematics and mechanical engineering and
received a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. (both with honors) from the Department of
Electrical Engineering of the UT in January 1981 and January 1984,
respectively. He received a Ph.D. from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in September 2004.
The picture at the cover of his Ph.D. thesis
has been made by his children.
on invitation, he started his professional career at the Delft University of Technology in the Department of Electrical
Engineering. From May 1985 till August 2004, he has been with Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. He
has worked in both Philips Research as well as Philips Business Units, on
various topics, including fault tolerance, formal specifications, and software
architecture analysis, in different application domains, and in a variety of
roles, such as software engineer, software architect, senior scientist, project
leader, and consultant. In April 1999, he returned to Philips Research in Eindhoven, to work in the
area of Quality-of-Service for consumer devices, with a focus on dynamic
resource management in receivers in broadcast environments (such as digital TV
sets and set-top-boxes). In May 2003, he was sent on secondment for a period of
a year by Philips to the TU/e, capacity group Computer Science, in the
so-called expertise area System
Architecture and Networking (SAN) with the prime goal to finish his Ph.D.
Being successful, he made a transfer to the TU/e, i.e. back to the academic
world, in September 2004 after 19 years in industry.
Since his graduation, his research became less
application domain specific, and focused on analysis for reservation-based
resource management using fixed-priority pre-emptive scheduling in networked
embedded systems in general rather than in multimedia consumer terminals in
Real Time Systems journal offer for permanent free access in their Open
 R.I. Davis, A.
Burns, R.J. Bril, and J.J. Lukkien, Controller
Area Network (CAN) schedulability analysis: Refuted, revisited and revised,
Real-Time Systems, ISSN 1573-1383 (online),
http://www.springerlink.com/content/8n32720737877071/, January 30th,
2007, ISSN 0922-6443 (print), 35(3): 239-272, April 2007.
IEEE CES Chester
Sall award – 1st Place Award for 2003 CES
C. Hentschel, R.J. Bril, Y. Chen, R. Braspenning, and T.-H.
Lan, Video Quality-of-Service for
consumer terminals - a novel system for programmable components, In: IEEE
Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 49(4): 1367 - 1377, November
Best paper awards:
C.C. Wüst, L. Steffens, R.J. Bril, and W.F.J. Verhaegh, QoS Control Strategies for High-Quality
Video Processing, In: Proc. 16th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time
Systems (ECRTS), IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 3 - 12, June 2004.
R.J. Bril, A. Postma, and R.L. Krikhaar, Embedding architectural support in industry,
In: Proc. 19th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance
(ICSM), IEEE Computer Society
Press, pp. 348 - 357, September 2003.
papers and lectures:
 R.J. Bril, R.L. Krikhaar, and A. Postma, Architectural support in industry: a
reflection using C-POSH, Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution:
Research and Practice, 17(1): 3-25, January/February 2005.
Hentschel, R.J. Bril, Y. Chen, Invited: Video
Quality-of-Service for Multimedia Consumer Terminals - An Open and Flexible
System Approach, In: Proc. International Conference on Communications,
Circuits and Systems, Volume 1: Communication Theory and Systems, IEEE Computer
Society Press, pp. 659-663, June 2002.
Bril, C. Hentschel, E.F.M. Steffens, M. Gabrani, G. C. van Loo, and J.H.A.
Gelissen, Multimedia QoS in consumer
terminals, (invited lecture) In: Proc. IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing
Systems (SIPS), IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 332 – 343, September 2001.
Hentschel, R.J. Bril, M. Gabrani, L. Steffens, K. van Zon, and S. van Loo, Scalable Video
Algorithms and Dynamic Resource Management for Consumer Terminals,
(invited paper) In: Proc. International Conference on Media Futures (ICMF), pp.
193 – 196, May 2001.
Look at his list of publications, list of patent publications, and presentations.