Hi, I am Christopher Kenna.

I am a former student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Computer Science.

I was a member of the real-time systems group while a student at UNC. I also contributed to the LITMUS-RT project, a real-time extension to the Linux kernel.

Contact Information

My email address is cjk@cs.unc.edu. I would be happy to hear from you.


  • B. Ward, J. Herman, C. Kenna, and J. Anderson, Making Shared Caches More Predictable on Multicore Platforms, Proceedings of the 25th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2013), pp. 157–167, July 2013. Winner, outstanding paper award. [ PDF ] [ Long PDF (extra graphs) ]
  • J. Herman, C. Kenna, M. Mollison, J. Anderson, and D. Johnson, RTOS Support for Multicore Mixed-Criticality Systems, Proceedings of the 18th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2012), pp. 197–208, April 2012. [ PDF | IEEE | ACM ]
  • C. Kenna, J. Herman, B. Brandenburg, A. Mills, and J. Anderson. Soft Real-Time on Multiprocessors: Are Analysis-Based Schedulers Really Worth It?, Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2011), pp. 93–103, December 2011. [ PDF | IEEE | ACM ]
  • L. Perrone, C. Kenna, and B. Ward. Enhancing the credibility of wireless network simulations with experiment automation, Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Wireless & Mobile Computing, Networking & Communication (WIMOB 2008), pp. 631–637, October 2008. [ ACM | IEEE ]
  • An Experiment Design Framework for the Simulator of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Bucknell University Honors Thesis, 2008.