Christopher Gill

Jolley Hall, Room 518

DSc, Washington University in St. Louis, 2002
MS, Missouri University of Science & Technology, 1997
BA, Washington University in St. Louis, 1987

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Christopher Gill

Computer Science & Engineering



Real-time, embedded, and cyber-physical systems; middleware, operating systems, and virtualization


Professor Gill's research focuses on assuring properties of distributed real-time and embedded systems in which software complexity, unpredictable environments, and heterogeneous platforms demand novel solutions that are grounded in sound theory.

A major goal of his work is to assure that constraints on timing, memory footprint, fault-tolerance, and other system properties can be met when system software is re-used across heterogeneous applications, operating environments and deployment platforms.


Professor Gill has been with Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) since 1997, first as a research associate and since 2001 as a member of the faculty. He gained significant industry experience working for companies such as SBC Communications (now AT&T), Teknivent Corp., Saleskit Software and Prudential Group Health. As an undergraduate student at WashU, Professor Gill was a National Merit Scholar and graduated cum laude in English and Biology.

A National Science Foundation CAREER award recipient, Professor Gill emphasizes a laboratory-based teaching approach, with personal attention to how students combine fundamentals of computer science with state-of-the-art software engineering techniques, to gain expertise and hands-on experience in designing and implementing high quality software.

Develops novel system software architectures, policies and mechanisms for advanced Real
Time, embedded and cyber physical systems

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