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Reinder J. Bril
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science                          &                                 Division of Embedded Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)                                                             Mälardalen University

snail mail:                                                       visiting address (at Computer Science):
Building Meta Forum (MF-6.068)                  Building Meta Forum (MF-6.068)
P.O. Box 513                                                  Groene Loper 5
5600 MB Eindhoven                                      5612 AZ Eindhoven
The Netherlands                                              The Netherlands

tel.       +31 40 247 5412 (direct)
            +31 40 247 8309 (secretary)
fax.      +31 40 247 8345


The Section Security and Embedded Networked Systems (SENS) of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) is participating in a number of graduate programs, such as Automotive Systems and Computer Science. An overview of automotive technology (AT) activities carried out within the department of MSC can be found here.



In September 2004, I became an assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in the capacity group Computer Science, in the so-called expertise area System Architecture and Networking, and since April 2010, I am an associate professor in the area of Real-Time Systems. As of January 2015, I am a part-time visiting professor at the Division of Embedded Systems of Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden.

I received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. (both with honors) from the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Twente in January 1981 and January 1984, respectively. Moreover, I became fully qualified to teach mathematics and mechanics. From January 1984 till April 1985, I worked at the Delft University of Technology, and from May 1985 till August 2004 in industry. I received a Ph.D. from the TU/e in September 2004 based on the work done in industry, allowing a transfer back to the academic world.

I am married to Carmen and we have three lovely children, two daughters: Joëlla and Marijn, and a son: Wander.


During the past two decades, I have been active in a number of different domains and in a number of different roles. Prior to my graduation, the focus of my research was on Quality-of-Service for multimedia consumer terminals, with an emphasis on dynamic resource management, and software architecture analysis; see also my Ph.D. thesis. Recent highlights related to these two topics are given below. Since my graduation, my 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 particular. A more detailed impression from my work can be obtained from my curriculum vitae or from my list of publications, list of patent publications, and presentations.

[1]   R.J. Bril, S. Altmeyer, M.M.H.P. van den Heuvel, R.I. Davis, and M. Behnam, Fixed priority scheduling with pre-emption thresholds and  cache-related pre-emption delays: integrated analysis and evaluation, Real-Time Systems Journal, first online 31 January 2017,

[2]   R.J. Bril, J.J. Lukkien, and W.F.J. Verhaegh, Worst-case response time analysis of real-time tasks under fixed-priority scheduling with deferred preemption, Real-Time Systems Journal, ISSN 1573-1383 (online), DOI 10.1007/s11241-009-9071-z,, April 28th, 2009, ISSN 0922-6443 (print), 42(1-3): 63 – 119, August 2009.

Real Time Systems journal offer for permanent free access in their Open Choice program:

[3]   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),, January 30th, 2007, ISSN 0922-6443 (print), 35(3): 239-272, April 2007.

Invited paper to the special section for best papers of the 3rd International Workshop on Automotive Software Architectures (WASA), 2017:

[4]   T. Gupta, E.J. Luit, M.M.H.P. van den Heuvel, R.J. Bril, Experience Report: Towards Extending an OSEK-Compliant RTOS with Mixed Criticality Support, e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal (EISEJ) 12(1):article-12, 2018.

IEEE ICCE (International Conference on Consumer Electronics) – 2nd Place Best Paper Award 2011

[5]   C. Tempelaars, M.M.H.P. van den Heuvel, R.J. Bril, C. Hentschel, and S. Schiemenz, Real-time priority processing on the Cell platform, In: Proc. of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), pp. 157 – 158, January 2011.

IEEE CES Chester Sall award – 1st Place Award for 2003 CES Transactions:

[6]   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 2003.

Best paper awards:

[7]   S. Altmeyer, R.J. Bril and P. Gai, EMPRESS: an Efficient and effective Method for PREdictable Stack Sharing, In: Proc. 24th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), August 2018.

[8]   T. Batsuuri, R.J. Bril, J.J. Lukkien, Model, analysis, and improvements for V2V communication based on 802.11p, In: Proc. 1st International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technology, and Applications, pp. 11 – 17, June 2012.

[9]   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.

[10] 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.

Outstanding paper awards:

[11] S. Altmeyer, R.J. Bril and P. Gai, EMPRESS: an Efficient and effective Method for PREdictable Stack Sharing, In: Proc. 24th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), August 2018.

[12] J. Cao, P.J.L. Cuijpers, R.J. Bril, and J.J. Lukkien, Independent yet Tight WCRT Analysis for Individual Priority Classes in Ethernet AVB, in: Proc. 24th International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems (RTNS), ACM, October 2016.


Scientific services:


PhD students:

·         Leo Hatvani (graduated for his licentiate in November 2014).

·         Sara Afshar. Lock-Based Resource Sharing for Real-Time Multi-Processors, December 2017;

·         Martijn M.H.P. van den Heuvel (graduated June 2013);

·         Mike Holenderski (graduated October 2012);

·         (Moris Behnam, graduated December 2010).


MSc-students (recent):

·         C.V. Joshi, Software Emulation of STM32 Controller for Virtual Embedded Design/Test Environment, August 2019.

·         C. Konetampet Gopalakrishnan, Zigbee Control Design of Pixelated Light Strips, August 2019.

·         R.S. Sharma, API for Intelligent Traffic Systems and Telematics Applications implemented on a hybrid communication platform, April 2019.

·         J. Janardhan, Methodology for selecting low-cost AUTOSAR tool-chain and its evaluation through a case study, August 2018.

·         Xavier Palomo Teruel, Modeling Multicore Contention under Cyclic Executive Scheduling, August 2018.

·         M. Kruger, Porting and Improving the Performance of Contactless Vital Sign Monitoring Algorithms on Constrained Multi-Core Systems, January 2018.

·         S.M.N. Balasubramanian, Flexible Spin-Lock Model – Analysis and Implementation, July 2017.

·         H.J. Rivera-Verduzco, Best-case response times of real-time tasks under fixed-priority scheduling with preemption thresholds, July 2017.

·         M. Verwielen, Performance of resource access protocols, May 2016.

·         R.T.J. van Berkel, Temporal-behavior evaluation of a network on chip, December 2014.

·         R.F.W. Segers, Suitability of Bluetooth low energy as a communication technology for automotive applications, August 2014.

·         A.G. Dinu, Estimating performance indicators at model level, November 2013.

·         D.M.M. Gerrits, FlexRay-based communication for distributed in-vehicle embedded control, November 2013.


I teach/taught the following course at the TU/e


·         I’m contact person for Capita Selecta SAN (2IN99) and Embedded Computer Architectures II (2IMNT1);

·         I developed part II of C(++) and Computer Organization (4AT900, 2DMW00);

·         I contribute to the Automotive systems engineering project (4AT100).


In addition, I give/gave guest lectures


Finally, I successfully completed the ‘TU/e Educational Training Programme’ (May 2006), a combination of on-the-job coaching and training to learn and improve designing, giving, and evaluating university courses. In March 2013, I received an ‘exemption of an UTQ qualification due to an equivalent certificate’ and ‘exemption from the obligation to submit material of proof in the form of a portfolio’ based on the ‘University Teaching Qualification (BKO) regulation’.

Organizational and other

On March 31st, 2005, a one-day workshop Resource Management for Media Processing in Networked Embedded Systems (RM4NES) was held at the premises the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. The workshop was organized by the IEEE Benelux Chapter on Consumer Electronics in conjunction with the Mathematics and Computer Science Department of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. I belonged to the organization committee and I am an editor of the proceedings:


[13] Proc. Workshop on Resource Management for Media Processing in Networked Embedded Systems, Reinder J. Bril and Richard Verhoeven (Eds.), ISBN 90-386-0544-7, March 2005.


On December 2nd, 2014, a half-day workshop Compositional Theory and Technology for Real-time Embedded Systems (CRTS’14) is held in Rome, Italy, in conjunction with the 35th International Conference on Real-Time Systems (RTSS’14). I belonged to the organizational committee and I am an editor of the proceedings:


[14] Proc. 7th International Workshop on Compositional Theory and Technology for Real-Time Embedded Systems, Reinder J. Bril and Jinkyu Lee (Eds.), Computer Science Report 14-07, Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e), December 2014.