Dr. Zheng Dong is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of Wayne State University (WSU), where he is the director of the Real-time Systems Group, a member of the CAR Lab and the WSU site co-director of eCAT (planning). He is interested in designing, analyzing and implementing timing-predictable, safety-critical cyber-physical systems, with autonomous driving as the currently focused application domain.

In August 2019, he earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas under the supervision of Dr. Cong Liu.

Previously, he received his Master degree in computer software engineering from University of Science and Technology of China and his Bachelor degree in computer science from Wuhan University.

He is looking for Ph.D. students in the areas of real-time systems, mobile edge computing and autonomous driving. Students with either CS or CE major are welcome to apply. For current WSU students who are interested in working with him, please stop by his office and see if there is a good match.

The best way to reach him is via Email: dong@wayne.edu


  • 04/2022 [Paper] Our paper on ensuring the real-time safety of edge-assisted intersections is accepted to the 42nd IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2022).
  • 04/2022 [Service] I will co-chair the 9th International Workshop on Mixed Criticality Systems on Dec. 5th 2022, in conjunction with the Real Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2022).
  • 03/2022 [Service] Serve as the TPC member for RTSS 2022, RTCSA 2022 and RAGE 2022.
  • 02/2022 [Paper] Our paper, titled "BlueScale: A Scalable Memory Architecture for Predictable Real-Time Computing on Highly Integrated SoCs", is accepted to the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2022.
  • 01/2022 [Paper] Our paper, titled "Schedulability Analysis for Co-Scheduling Real-Time Tasks on Multiprocessors", is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems.
  • 12/2021 [Grant] Wayne State computer science researchers receive $500,000 from NSF for real-time edge computing study.
  • 10/2021 [Service] Serve as the TPC member for RTAS 2022, IoTDI 2022, DAC 2022 and MetroCAD 2022.
  • 07/2021 [Grant] New NSF IUCRC planning grant at Wayne State tackling electrification and infrastructure research for autonomous and connected vehicles.
  • 06/2021 [Grant] Wayne State conducting NSF-funded research on real-time computing system for connected autonomous driving.
  • 05/2021 [Paper] Our paper, titled "Joint Real-Time Repositioning and Charging for Electric Carsharing with Dynamic Deadlines", is accepted to SIGKDD 2021.
  • 05/2021 [Paper] Our paper, titled "Tardiness Bounds for Sporadic Gang Tasks under Preemptive Global EDF Scheduling", is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.
  • 02/2021 [Paper] Our paper on I/O Virtulization has been accepted to DAC 2021.
  • 10/2020 [Paper] Our paper on Time-constrained Adaptive Influence Maximization has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems.
  • 10/2020 [Paper] Our paper on Data-driven EV fleet displacement system has been accepted to ICDE 2021.
  • 09/2020 [Paper] Two papers on Real-time Mixed-Criticality Systems have been accepted to RTSS 2020.
  • 02/2020 [Paper] Our work on Collaborative Autonomous Driving has been accepted to MetroCAD 2020.
  • 11/2019 [Talk] Visited the University of Delaware and gave a talk on safety-critical CPS.
  • 10/2019 [Paper] One paper is accepted to Transactions on Mobile Computing.
  • 09/2019 [Paper] New work to appear in RTSS 2019.
  • 08/2019 [Service] Call for Participation: we are organizing the Third IEEE International Conference on Connected and Autonomous Driving (MetroCAD 2020) in Detroit. Welcome to the Motor City!