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, 5G networks, avionics, and Internet of Things.

A cross-layer methodology is taken, considering from application software interacting with physical dynamics, to programming languages, operating systems, and hardware. The focus is on timing predictability and resource efficiency.

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 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TUM in 2018. His bachelor degree was from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, with First Class Honors.


Dr. Chang currently holds a permanent faculty position. He 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, General Motors and Rolls-Royce.


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 three book chapters, all with Springer. He has published about 20 papers in top-tier venues, such as Proceedings of the IEEE, RTSS, DAC, EMSOFT, IEEE TCAD, ACM TCPS, DATE, CODES+ISSS, ICCAD, RTAS, LCTES, etc. He was the Best Paper Nominee of CODES+ISSS 2013 and DATE 2019 and won the Best Paper Award of RTCSA 2017.

Academic Services

Dr. Chang is the TPC member of RTSS 2018-2019, DAC 2019-2020, DATE 2019-2020, LCTES 2019, CODES+ISSS 2019, EMSOFT 2019, the Session Chair of DAC 2018, DATE 2019, and LCTES 2019, and the Track Chair of ICESS 2019, COINS 2019, and Euromicro DSD 2020. He is an associate editor of the Elsevier journal Microprocessors and Microsystems: Embedded Hardware Design, and an invited editor of the Elsevier Journal of Systems Architecture: Embedded Software Design and IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. 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.


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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