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Professor John A. Stankovic is the Emeritus BP America Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia and was Co-founder and Director of the Link Lab. In 2024 he was awarded the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York for his work in real-time systems. In 2022 he was elected to the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. He won the IEEE Real-Time Systems Technical Committee's Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership. He also won the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing Distinguished Achievement Award (inaugural winner). He also won the 2022 IEEE TCCPS Technical Achievement Award for his work in Cyber Physical Systems. 

He has two test of time paper awards, nine Best Paper awards, and eleven Best Paper runner up awards. Stankovic has an h-index of 125 and over 68,500 citations. In 2015 he was awarded the Univ. of Virginia Distinguished Scientist Award, and in 2010 the School of Engineering’s Distinguished Faculty Award. In 2020, he received the Research Mentor Award from UVA. He also received a Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Massachusetts. He has given more than 45 Keynote talks at conferences and many Distinguished Lectures at major Universities He was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Distributed and Parallel Systems and was founder and co-editor-in-chief for the Real-Time Systems Journal and the ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare.



BSEE Brown University, 1970

​M.S. Computer Science, Brown University, 1975

Ph.D. Computer Science, Brown University, 1979

"Our main work is creating smart technology for healthcare, especially for the elderly. Using smart homes, phones, wearables, and in-situ sensors, our technology is applied to patients with dementia, or obesity. We are also performing research for smart cities of the future. In particular, the smart cities work focuses on improving services and ensuring safety of smart cities."

John A. Stankovic BP America Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Internet of Things
Smart Health
Smart Cities
Cyber Physical Systems
Real-Time Systems

Selected Publications

AsthmaGuide: An Asthma Monitoring and Advice Ecosystem, Wireless Health, nominated for best paper, Oct. 2016. H. RA, A. Salekin, H. Yoon, J. Kim, S. Nirjon, D. Stone, S. Kim, J. Lee, S. Son, and J. Stankovic
CityGuard: A Watchdog for Safety-Aware Conflict Detection and Resolution in Smart Cities, IOTDI, April 2017, April 2017. M. Ma, S. Preum, and J. Stankovic
PreCluDe: Conflict Detection in Textual Health Advice, Percom 2017, March 2017. S. Preum, A. Mondol, M. Ma, H.Wang, and J. Stankovic
T-kernel: Providing Reliable OS Support to Wireless Sensor Networks, ACM SenSys, acceptance rate 19%, Best Paper Award, Nov. 2006. L. GU and J. Stankovic
Range-Free Localization Schemes for Large Scale Sensor Networks, Mobicom, September 2003. (acceptance rate 9%). T. He, C. Huang, B. Blum, J. Stankovic, T. Abdelzaher

Courses Taught

Cyber Physical Systems
Smart Homes, Phones, Watches and Beyond
Signal Processing, Machine Learning and Feedback Control


Life Fellow of the IEEE (for research contributions in distributed and real-time computing) 1994
Fellow of the ACM 1996
Honorary Doctorate, for Research in Real-Time Computing, University of York, U.K. 2015
University of Virginia Distinguished Scientist Award August 2015
School of Engineering Distinguished Faculty Award, Univ. of Virginia. Sept. 2010
Outstanding Scholar Award - School of Engineering, University of Massachusetts 1983
IEEE Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership in Real-TimeSystems - TC on Real-Time Systems December 2000
IEEE TC on Distributed Processing Annual Distinguished Achievement Award, inaugural winner. June 2006
Nine Best Paper Awards. Eleven Best Paper Runner Up Awards.
Microsoft Academic Search: citation by area - highest rated person in real-time and embedded systems.
Spring Scheduling Co-Processor Designs Won First and Second Place in MCC VLSI Design Contest 1993
PhD thesis published as a book as part of a series of the best PhD theses in CompSci. 1980
UVA Research Mentor Award 2020
IEEE Test of Time Award for 1988 Misconceptions of Real-Time Computing Paper 2020
IEEE TCRTS Test of Time Award for paper from RTAS 2002 conference 2021
IEEE TCCPS Technical Achievment Award for Cyber Physical Systems 2022
Elected to Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine 2022
IEEE 2024 Simon Ramo Medal 2024