Prof. Hassan wins IEEE Best Paper Award

Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Mohamed Hassan in front of University building
Dr. Mohamed Hassan (pictured above) wins prestigious IEEE Best Paper Award.

On December 18, 2018,  University of Guelph engineering professor Mohamed Hassan received the IEEE RTSS Best Paper Award for his paper, “On the Off-chip Memory Latency of Real-Time Systems: Is DDR DRAM Really the Best Option?” In this paper, Dr. Hassan makes the case for an alternative type of off-chip memory to the ones most commonly used in real-time systems for health care devices, automobiles, and smart power grids. His off-chip memory is more predictable and thus better-suited for these types of applications.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) is the top conference in the field of real-time systems. It provides a forum for the presentation of high-quality, original research covering all aspects of real-time systems. A real-time system is a type of computer system that must execute tasks within a certain timeline—they have hard deadlines. These deadlines must always be met or else the system is considered to have failed. An example of a real-time system in automobiles is its vehicle stability control system, which must instantaneously react to a loss in vehicle traction.

Congratulations Prof. Hassan!

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