Risat Mahmud Pathan

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-41296, Gothenburg, Sweden
Email: risat "at" chalmers "dot" se



I am currently partially involved (mainly in teaching) at Chalmers. I am working full-time at Zenuity AB in Sweden. 

About Me

I am a Docent in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), Sweden. I worked as an Assistant Professor at Chalmers between 2016-2019. I completed my Masters and PhD from Chalmers under the supervision of Professor Jan Jonsson in 2006 and 2012, respectively. I had been a postdoc after my PhD and worked with Professor Per Stenström at Chalmers until 2016.  I did my undergraduate in Computer Science and achieved the highest academic honor Summa Cum Laude from North South University, Bangladesh in 2002. I visited the Real-Time Systems Group at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA where I worked with Professor Sanjoy Baruah during Fall, 2011.

I was awarded the Chalmers Pedagogical Prize 2018.

Research Interest

My research interests include the design and analysis of multicore-based Real-Time Systems from scheduling, mixed-criticality, fault-tolerance, and composability perspectives. Another track of my research is the design and analysis of consensus algorithm for distributed systems in the presence of unreliable wireless network. My main research areas include

  • Real-Time Scheduling
  • Fault-Tolerant Systems
  • Mixed-Criticality Systems
  • Composability Analysis
  • WCET analysis of Parallel Applications
  • Time-predictability on heterogeneous multicore platform
  • Distributed Consensus Protocols for Autonomous Vehicles


Other Works



I am the examiner and lecturer at Chalmers for the following course:
  • EDA422 Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Systems (Spring 2018)
I had been the sole instructor (lecturer) at Chalmers for the following two courses: I was partially involved in teaching the following courses at Chalmers:
  • EDA222 Real-Time Systems (Spring 2015)

  • EDA421 Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Systems ( Spring 2014, Spring 2015)

  • DAT147 Technical writing in computer systems and networks ( Autumn 2015 )

  • DAT146 Seminar course in computer systems and networks, Autumn 2013
I also worked as a teaching assistant at Chalmers during my PhD studies.

Master's Thesis in Real-Time Systems

If you want to do your Master's thesis in Real-Time Systems, then you need to have the following two courses completed.

 Real-Time Systems (EDA222 or EDA223)

 Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Systems (EDA421 or EDA422)


Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems
IEEE Transactions on Computers
Real-Time Systems Journal
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Information Processing Letters
The Computer Journal
Information Sciences
ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems
ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems
ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems
Journal of Systems Architecture
Leibniz Transactions on Embedded Systems
Int. Symp. on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and App.(DependSys 2015)
Int. Conf. on Automation, Cog. Sci., Optics, Micro Electro-Mechanical Sys., and Inf. Tech. (ICACOMIT 2015)
Int. Conf. on Industrial Internet of Things (ICIIoT 2015)
Int. Conf. on Security, Privacy and Anonymity in Computation, Communication and Storage (SpaCCS 2016)
Euro-Par 2019
Int. Workshop on Mixed Criticality Systems (WMC) co-located with RTSS (WMC 2015)
Real-Time Systems Symposium (external reviewer)
CARS@EDCC-2010 (external reviewer)
Ada-Europe 2012 (external reviewer)
Dependable Systems and Networks (external reviewer)


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Chalmers University of Technology
Hörsalsvägen 11, EDIT-Building, Room 4479
SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden