The projects can be done as master’s or bachelor’s thesis, special course, or via an exchange program (e.g., Chinese visiting PhD scholarships, Iranian PhD scholarship program, or India-DTU exchange program). The open positions and project topics are listed below.
My research focus on systems engineering methods (such as, modeling, analysis and optimization) for safety-critical embedded systems. Systems engineering approaches can be used also for other embedded systems, such as microfluidic biochips. My current research has two broad themes: analysis and optimization methods and tools for safety-critical systems and physical synthesis methods and tools and biochemical application compilation for biochips.
Learn more about my research on the analysis and optimization methods and tools of safety-critical systems.
You need a master’s degree, analytical thinking, and expert knowledge on programming, algorithms and data structures.
Project topic: Simulation, analysis and/or optimization for Time Sensitive Networks
Today, everything is connected in a network. However, these networks, such as the Internet and Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANs) are not usable for safety-critical real-time applications, since they are not able to provide any guarantees (e.g., timing guarantees). Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a set of standards developed by the Time-Sensitive Networking Task Group. The TSN 802.1Q protocol supports virtual LANs over Ethernet and provisions for a quality of service prioritization scheme (802.1p), enhancing Ethernet networks for real-time traffic.
Project topic: Scheduling and optimization for TSN networks
Recently, a new communication protocol, called Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) has been proposed and standardized; it is well suited for safety-critical systems, including mixed-criticality applications. Ethernet, although it is low cost and has high speeds (100 Mbps up to 10 Gbps), is known to be unsuitable for real-time and safety-critical applications. Several real-time communication solutions based on Ethernet have been proposed, such as FTT-Ethernet, ARINC 664 Specification Part 7 (ARINC 664p7, for short), TTEthernet, IEEE Audio Video Bridging and TSN.
Project topic: Simulation, analysis, scheduling and/or optimization for mixed-criticality applications on partitioned architectures
Certification standards require that safety functions of different criticality levels be protected (or, isolated), so they cannot influence each other. Hence, in the context of mixed-criticality systems, I have considered using partitioned architectures, which use temporal and spatial separation mechanisms to ensure that applications of different criticality levels do not interfere with each other. In this project I will consider that the processing-level separation mechanisms are provided by a standard such as ARINC 653 trough partitions.
Learn more about my research on the physical synthesis methods and tools and biochemical application compilation for biochips.
I am looking for visiting master students, PhDs, postdocs and researchers for projects related to the programming and design tools for microfluidic biochips.
Project topic: Compilation techniques for flow-based biochips
Project topic: Programming language for biochips
Project topic: Physical design tools (placement, routing) for flow-based biochips
Project topic: Compilation techniques for AM-EWOD droplet-based biochips
Project topic: Fabrication of microfluidic device with integrated Grover valves. Materials: PMMA and PDMS. Special course for DTU Nanotech or DTU Mechanics students.
Project topic: Control of flow-based biochip devices, continuing the work done in Kasper Understrup’s master’s thesis, see this article and master’s thesis. Master’s, bachelor’s or special course for DTU Elektro students.