Hi! I am a researcher and software engineer in the field of real-time operating systems and cyber-physical systems. I’m affiliated with the Chair of Cyber Physical Systems in Production Engineering at TUM.
I am interested in operating system design, predictability and real-time research, complex hardware and software systems, and their co-design.
Currently, I develop technologies to improve predictability of the memory hierarchy of complex heterogeneous system-on-chip, and their industrial integration into operating system and hypervisors.
As software architect of the PikeOS hypervisor, I’ve also gained considerable experience in designing predictable OS for Certifiable Systems (especially for Avionics and Railways).
I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with a thesis focusing on applying multicore real-time scheduling in practice.
2020 - Present
At TUM, I’m researching on certifiable hypervisors and solutions to bring together high-performance and real-time predictability on next generation heterogeneous platforms.
PikeOS Software Architect
2012 - 2020
As a Software Engineer first and Software Architect later, I have been leading SYSGO’s development of the PikeOS microkernel according to both the product roadmap as well as safety (DO-178C, IEC 61508, EN 50128) and security (Common Criteria) standards.
2010 - 2012
2009 - 2010
Software Engineer R&D
2007 - 2009
During my Ph.D., I collaborated as software engineer with MBDA Italy working at the precursor of FIN.X-RTOS.
Ph.D. Computer Engineering
2007 - 2011
In addition to the research leading to my dissertation “Towards the Integration of Theory and Practice in Multiprocessor Real-Time Scheduling” (Advisors: Marco Cesati, James H. Anderson), I also worked on virtualization technologies and high-performance computing.
G. Schwäricke, R. Tabish, R. Pellizzoni, R. Mancuso, A. Bastoni, A. Züpke, M. Caccamo, "A Real-Time virtio-based Framework for Predictable Inter-VM Communication", Proc. of the 42nd IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2021), Dec. 2021..
Burger, K. Müller, O. Hanka, M. Paulitsch, A. Bastoni, H. Theiling, and M. Heinisch, "Implications of Multi-Core Processors on Safety-Critical Operating System Architectures", Proc. of the 8th Int'l Workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time Applications (OSPERT 2014), Jul. 2014. [ PDF ]
B. Brandenburg and A. Bastoni, "The Case for Migratory Priority Inheritance in Linux: Bounded Priority Inversions on Multiprocessors", Proc. of the 14th Real-Time Linux Workshop (RTLWS 2012), Oct. 2012. [ PDF ]
A. Bastoni, B. Brandenburg, and J. Anderson, "Cache-Related Preemption and Migration Delays: Empirical Approximation and Impact on Schedulability", Proc. of the 6th Int'l Workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time Applications (OSPERT 2010), Jul. 2010. [ PDF ]
A. Bastoni, P. Boschi, F. Batino, C. Di Biagio, and L. Recchia, "Testing Embedded Systems Software using Open Source Virtual Platforms", Proc. of the IASTED Int'l Conference on Software Engineering (SE 2010), Feb. 2010. [ PDF ]
A. Bastoni, D. Bovet, M. Cesati and P. Palana, "Discovering hypervisor overheads using micro and macrobenchmarks", Workshop on Computer Architecture and Operating System co-design (CAOS 2010), hosted at HiPEAC 2010, Jan. 2010. [ PDF ]
Conference and Workshop Involvement
Reviewer: RTSS 2020, ECRTS 2015, RTCSA 2014, RTCSA 2012, EMSOFT 2012, RTAS 2012, Usenix ATC 2012, RTCSA 2011, OSPERT 2011, RTAS 2011