Lu Feng

Assistant Professor
University of Virginia

Research Overview

My research focuses on assuring the safety and trustworthiness of cyber-physical systems (CPS), which are smart systems that include co-engineered interacting networks of physical and computational components. I develop modeling and analysis methods for CPS, drawing on formal methods, machine learning, control theory, and human factors. I also work across many different application domains, from autonomous robots, to smart cities, to medical systems.

Some of my research group's current projects include

  • Trust in human-autonomous vehicle interaction

  • Joint perception and planning for distributed agents in dynamic environments

  • Safe-SCAD: Safety of shared control in autonomous driving

  • Safety-critical wireless mobile systems

  • Runtime monitoring for connected vehicle safety via digital twins

  • Conflict detection and resolution in smart cities

  • Medical cyber-physical systems


I gratefully acknowledge ongoing and past support from National Science Foundation (CNS-1739333, CRII CNS-1755784), Office of Naval Research, Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA, 4-VA Collaborative Research Grant, James S. McDonnell Foundation, Center for Innovative Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and UVa SEAS.