​BSEE Brown University, 1970​M.S. Computer Science, Brown University, 1975​Ph.D. Computer Science, Brown University, 1979

"Our main work is creating 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, this work focuses on improving services and ensuring safety of smart cities."

John A. Stankovic, BP America Professor


Research interests include:

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



Professor John A. Stankovic is the BP America Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia and Director of the Link Lab. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York for his work in real-time systems. 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 has a test of time paper award and eight Best Paper awards. He also has two Best Paper Runner Up Awards. He has been a finalist for multiple other Best Paper Awards. Stankovic has an h-index of 121 and over 68,000 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 40 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.


  • 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
  • Eight Best Paper Awards. Eight 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.
  • UVA Research Mentor Award 2020
  • IEEE Test of Time Award for 1988 Misconceptions of Real-Time Computing Paper 2020

Research Interests

  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Health
  • Smart Cities
  • Cyber Physical Systems

In the News

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
  • Abdelzaher, Range-Free Localization Schemes for Large Scale Sensor Networks, Mobicom, September 2003. (acceptance rate 9%). T. He, C. Huang, B. Blum, J. Stankovic, T.

Courses Taught

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