Albert M. K. Chengreceived the B.A. with Highest Honors in Computer Science, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, the M.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Electrical Engineering, and the Ph.D. in Computer Science, all from The University of Texas at Austin, where he held a GTE Foundation Doctoral Fellowship.
Dr. Cheng is currently a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston, where he is the founding Director of the Real-Time Systems Laboratory. He has served as a technical consultant for several organizations, including IBM, and was also a visiting faculty in the Departments of Computer Science at Rice University (2000) and at the City University of Hong Kong (1995).
He is the author/co-author of over 80 refereed publications in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), and other leading conferences. One of his recent work presents a timing analysis of the NASA X-38 Space Station Crew Return Vehicle Avionics, which contains a fault-tolerant distributed system.
Dr. Cheng has received numerous awards, including the National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award (now known as the NSF CAREER award). He has been invited to present seminars and tutorials at over 30 conferences, and has given invited seminars/keynotes at over 30 universities and organizations, including the University of Texas at Dallas (2005); the 1st Intl. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Setubal, Portugal (2004); and ICEIS, Ecole Superieure de l' Ouest (ESEO), Angers, France (2003).
He is and has been on the technical program committees of over 90 conferences, symposia, workshops, and editorial boards. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (1998-2003), a Guest Co-Editor of two IEEE TSE Special Issues on Software and Performance (Nov. and Dec. 2000), a Guest Editor of the Special Issue on IEEE RTAS 2005 Work-in-Progress - ACM SIGBED Review (April 2005), an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Embedded Systems, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Computer and Information Science, the work-in-progress program chair of the 2005 and 2001 IEEE-CS Real-Time Technology and Applications Symposium, the work-in-progress session chair of the 2003 IEEE-CS Real-Time Systems Symposium, the invited special panel chair for the software engineering for multimedia session at the 1999 IEEE-CS International Conference on Multimedia Computing Systems (ICMCS), and an invited panel speaker for the panel ``Software Engineering for Embedded Software: How Useful Are the Newer Paradigms?'' at SCOPES 2005 (Dallas, USA). Currently, he is on the TPC of RTSS, RTAS, RTCSA, ESO, EC, ICEIS, ICINCO, SE, SEA, AIA, CNIS, CCN, ISC, and PDCN. Dr. Cheng is an Honorary Member of the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Dr. Cheng is the author of several book chapters on E-commerce/Enterprise Information Systems, and an article entitled ``Embedded Operating Systems'' in the upcoming Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering (John Wiley & Sons). He is the author of the new senior/graduate-level textbook entitled Real-Time Systems: Scheduling, Analysis, and Verification (John Wiley & Sons 2002, 2nd printing with updates 2005).