Curriculum Vitae of Reinder J. Bril (as of September 2006)


Reinder 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.

Professional Career

Based 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.

Research Interests

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 particular.

Some highlights

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

[1]     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.

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

[2]     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:

[3]     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.

[4]     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.

Invited papers and lectures:

[5]     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.

[6]     C. 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.

[7]     R.J. 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.

[8]     C. 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.

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