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Pieter Cuijpers is an Assistant Professor in the System Architecture and Networking Research group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). After developing a process algebra for hybrid systems (HyPA), his current research interests include the application of quantitative formal methods to cyber physical systems, with a focus on performance analysis and scheduling of distributed embedded systems. Important techniques that play a role in this are: max-plus algebra and dataflow modeling, event-based modeling and simulation and axiomatic reasoning about execution intervals.

Currently, Pieter is supervising three PhD students, in the rCPS project on data-intensive sensing (Jingyue Cao), the Awesome project on evolution of software components (Nan Yang), and the RWS project on a platform for sharing mobility data (Jeroen Redegeld). New projects that are coming up are mainly focused on the performance analysis of Ethernet TSN, an extension of the Ethernet standard aimed at the needs of the Automotive domain and Industry 4.0

Academic background

Pieter received his MSc in Electrical Engineering and his PhD in Computer Science from TU/e in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He teaches the masters course on Quantitative Evaluation of Embedded Systems (2IMN25) in the Embedded Systems curriculum. Furthermore, he is coordinator of the DBL Embedded Systems (2IO70) and the Practical Computer Systems (2IC30) in the Computer Science Bachelor. He sometimes also serves as an instructor in Logic and Set Theory and as a mentor, and supervises masters and PdEng students.

In his lectures, Pieter likes to experiment with upcoming media for teaching, such as web lectures. Furthermore, he likes to share his experience in this area, and provides advice and workshops on the topic of setting up web lectures and MOOCS. Since February 2018, these activities are part of his own company: Quercus Weblecturing.

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Closed loop systems Engineering & Materials Science
Hybrid systems Engineering & Materials Science
Ethernet Engineering & Materials Science
Network protocols Engineering & Materials Science
Semantics Engineering & Materials Science
Telecommunication traffic Engineering & Materials Science
Process Algebra Mathematics
Sensor networks Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2001 2019

A retargetable fault injection framework for safety validation of autonomous vehicles

Fu, Y., Terechko, A., Bijlsma, T., Cuijpers, P. J. L., Redegeld, J. & Ors, A. O., 9 May 2019, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture - Companion, ICSA-C 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 69-76 8 p. 8712351

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

User interfaces
Electronic equipment
2 Citations (Scopus)

An independent yet efficient analysis of bandwidth reservation for credit-based shaping

Cao, J., Ashjaei, M., Cuijpers, P. J. L., Bril, R. J. & Lukkien, J. J., 3 Jul 2018, WFCS 2018 - 2018 14th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 10 p. 8402345

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Embedded systems
Telecommunication traffic

Independent WCRT analysis for individual priority classes in Ethernet AVB

Cao, J., Cuijpers, P. J. L., Bril, R. J. & Lukkien, J. J., 3 Oct 2018, In : Real-Time Systems. 54, 4, p. 861-911

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Busy Period
4 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting student performance in a blended MOOC

Conijn, M. A., van den Beemt, A. & Cuijpers, P. J. L., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 34, 5, p. 615-628

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
learning objective

Response modeling: model refinements for timing analysis of runtime scheduling in real-time streaming systems

Lele, A., 17 Apr 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 178 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access


Outstanding paper award RTNS 2016

Jingyue Cao (Recipient), Pieter Cuijpers (Recipient), Reinder Bril (Recipient) & Johan Lukkien (Recipient), Oct 2016

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific



Computer systems

1/09/09 → …


DBL Embedded systems

1/09/12 → …


Quantitative evaluation of ES

1/09/15 → …


Student theses

A comparison of tableau algorithms

Author: Cuijpers, P., 31 Aug 2000

Supervisor: Stevens, M. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master


Adding support for static-WCET analysis to LLVM

Author: Veens, R., 29 Jan 2018

Supervisor: Corporaal, H. (Supervisor 1), Jordans, R. (Supervisor 2), Cuijpers, P. (Supervisor 2) & Torette, D. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Analysis of automotive traffic shapers in ethernet in-vehicular networks

Author: Thangamuthu, S., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Cuijpers, P. (Supervisor 1), Lukkien, J. (Supervisor 2) & Concer, N. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


A study on the impact of transmission power on the message delivery latency in large ZigBee networks

Author: Bangalore Lakshmana, S., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Cuijpers, P. (Supervisor 1), Syed, A. (External person) (Supervisor 2) & Nabi Najafabadi, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Budgeting energy in a composable microkernel

Author: van Nijnatten, D., 31 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Goossens, K. (Supervisor 1), Nelson, A. (Supervisor 2), Cuijpers, P. (Supervisor 2) & Geilen, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master