Academic and Teaching Staff

Dr Wanli Chang
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)


Trusted/Certifiable and Resource-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems

Application domains include automotive systems (autonomous and electric vehicles), robotics, smart grid, and Internet of Things.

The research requires multi-disciplinary expertise, including optimization algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques.


Dr. Chang obtained his PhD from the Technical University of Munich with Summa Cum Laude (Highest Distinction) in 2017. He won the Best Dissertation Award in the ECE Department of TUM (ranking No. 20 in the world and No. 1 in Germany in engineering according to THE 2019) in 2018. TUM ECE graduates about 80 PhDs every year. His bachelor degree was from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, with First Class Honors.


Dr. Chang used to work in Infineon as an engineer on automotive microcontroller design and verification. His research is in close collaboration with the industry, such as Bosch and General Motors.


Dr. Chang has published a book titled 'Resource-Aware Automotive Control Systems Design: A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach' with Foundations and Trends in Electronic Design Automation. He has published a book chapter titled 'Control/Architecture Co-Design for Cyber-Physical Systems' in the Handbook of Hardware/Software Codesign with Springer. He has published papers in top-tier venues, such as Proceedings of the IEEE, RTSS, DAC, IEEE TCAD, ACM TCPS, DATE, CODES+ISSS, ICCAD, RTAS, etc. He was the Best Paper Nominee of CODES+ISSS 2013 and DATE 2019 (Best Paper Award to be decided) and won the Best Paper Award of RTCSA 2017.

Academic Services

Dr. Chang is the TPC member of RTSS 2018, DAC 2019, DATE 2019, LCTES 2019, ASP-DAC 2019, GLSVLSI 2019, and ISORC 2019, the Session Chair of DAC 2018, DATE 2019, and ASP-DAC 2019, and the Special Session Chair of COINS 2019. He is also serving on the panel of the Student Research Forum in ASP-DAC 2019. He is an associate editor of the Elsevier journal Microprocessors and Microsystems: Embedded Hardware Design, Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, and International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, and an invited editor of the Elsevier Journal of Systems Architecture: Embedded Software Design and IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, all of which are indexed by SCI. He is an active reviewer of IEEE TCAD, IEEE TC, ACM TCPS, and ACM TECS. Dr. Chang is also serving on the admission committee of the NTU-TUM joint Master Program.

For Potential PhD Students

Dr. Chang is interested in taking new PhD students with background not only in computer science and engineering, but also control engineering, IC design, and mathematics. Candidates please directly write to with a CV.

Dr. Chang particularly appreciates the efforts of CSC in funding PhD and other research training.


Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325388

Office: CSE/133

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