Cyber-Physical Systems Research

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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things have been identified by the National Academy of Sciences as national research priorities, critical to educating scientists and engineers for an increasingly cyber-enabled future.  In response, we have created the multi-disciplinary Link Lab, bringing together researchers from the departments of CS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Systems & Environment. 

Cyber-Physical Systems Core Faculty

Madhur Behl

Associate Professor, Computer Science, Systems and Information Engineering Cyber-Physical Systems, Link Lab Cavalier Autonomous Racing

Dr. Madhur Behl is an associate professor in the departments of Computer Science, and Systems and Information Engineering, and a member of the Cyber-Physical Systems Link Lab at the University of Virginia.

Brad Campbell

Assistant Professor, Computer Science Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brad joined the University of Virginia in 2017 as a member of the Link Lab after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His research interests broadly include wireless embedded systems, with a focus on new energy-harvesting sensors, networks of connected "things", and application-driven sensing systems and deployments.

Lu Feng

Associate Professor, Computer Science, Systems & Information Engineering
Lu Feng is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. She is also a member of the Link Lab - the center of research excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems. Her research focuses on assuring the safety and trustworthiness of cyber-physical systems, with applications…

Ferdinando Fioretto

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Ferdinando Fioretto works on machine learning, optimization, differential privacy, and fairness. He is a recipient of the Amazon Research Award, the NSF CAREER award, the Google Research Scholar Award, the Caspar Bowden PET award, the ISSNAF Mario Gerla Young Investigator Award, the ACP Early Career Researcher Award, and several best paper awards.

Seongkook Heo

Alfred Weaver Career Enhancement Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Research interests include: Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Techniques, Novel Sensing Techniques, Haptics Seongkook Heo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. His research interests span across the areas of Human-Computer Interaction…

Yen-Ling Kuo

Anita Jones Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor, Computer Science
​Research interests include: Robot Learning, Human-AI/Robot Interaction, Artificial Intelligence ​​Yen-Ling Kuo is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and a member of the Link Lab at the University of Virginia. Her research interests lies in the intersection of artificial intelligence and…

Felix Xiaozhu Lin

William Wulf Faculty Fellow Associate Professor, Computer Science

Felix Xiaozhu Lin joined the Department of Computer Science as an associate professor in August 2020. Prior to his appointment at UVA Engineering, Lin was a tenured associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University.

Kun Qian

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Kun Qian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. He is also a member of the Link Lab. Before joining UVA, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California San Diego. He received his Ph.D. and B.E. from Tsinghua University in 2019…

Haiying Shen

Associate Professor, Computer Science Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (By Courtesy)

Before joining UVA as an Associate Professor in 2016, Haiying Shen received her B.S. degree from Tongji University, China in 2000, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University in 2004 and 2006. In addition to teaching, she is an Associate Editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON) and the IEEE Networking Letters (NL).

Yuan Tian

Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Research interests include: Security and Privacy, Cyber-Physical System, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction My research interests involve security and privacy and its interactions with system, networking, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. My current research focuses on…