Dr. Daniel Bristot De Oliveira, a professional affiliate at the RETIS lab of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, passed away all too soon at age 37.

Daniel earned his joint Ph.D. from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in 2020. He was a Linux kernel contributor working mainly in real-time related subsystems. He was the maintainer of the Runtime Verification subsystem, the latency/noise-related tracers in the Linux kernel, and the rtla (Real-time Linux Analysis) toolset. He was also a reviewer for the scheduler code, mainly regarding the SCHED_DEADLINE changes.

He was the organizer of events in the Linux community, including several editions of the Real-time Micro-conference at The Linux Plumbers and Linux Conference Europe, and the Scheduling Micro-conference at The Linux Plumbers.

He also published papers in the academic community, including contributions to top-notch journals and conferences, including IEEE Transactions on Computers and the Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS).

He was a respected real-time systems scientific community member and served on the technical program committees for several top-notch conferences, including RTSS, RTAS, and ECRTS.

Before joining RedHat, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Intelbras.

Daniel was a positive, always smiling person, full of joy, and always ready to support others. He was an extremely talented kernel developer, scientist, and hard worker.

He will be missed.