Dr Xiaojun Zhai

Senior Lecturer in Real-Time Software Engineering

Xiaojun Zhai


Computing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering


College of Engineering and Technology


Electronics, Computing and Mathematics


Markeaton Street and Britannia Mill Studios




I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronics, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Derby. Before this I worked at the University of Leicester and University of Essex as a Research Associate and Senior Research Officer respectively, where I worked on various Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and EU funded (FP7) collaborative projects in the last three years.

I am an active researcher and have collaborated with several research groups, for instance, Embedded and Intelligent Systems research group at the University of Essex, Embedded Systems and Communications research group at the University of Leicester, and the Department of Electrical Engineering at Qatar University. I have more than 20 peer reviewed publications generated in these collaborative works.

I have been part of the EPSRC or EU funded projects for developing Embedded System and System-on-Chip (SoC) to increase security, power, performance and reliability for automotive, robotics, image processing, sensor network nodes and other real-time critical applications including:

Please get in touch with me if you're interested in a research or development project in embedded system, FPGA or implementation of real-time data/image processing algorithms on hardware.

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Member of the British Computer Society (BCS) (Since November 2015)


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