My group's research is on the design and verification of autonomous, networked systems. The central question we tackle is how we can build provably correct (by synthesis or by verification) protocol-based control systems. Our work merges---and often extends---ideas from controls, formal methods and learning. The motivating applications stem mainly from autonomous vehicles and robots as well as autonomous decision-making in cyberphysical networks.
- Seed: Correct-By-Construction Autonomy Protocols for Open, Reconfigurable, Networked Naval Systems (ONR)
- Formal Specification and Correct-by-Construction Synthesis of Control Protocols for Adaptable, Human-Embedded Autonomous Systems (AFRL, RQ)
- Risk-Aware, Human-Cooperative Planning for Autonomous Systems (ONR, subcontract from JPL)
- Autonomy Protocols: From Human Behavioral Modeling to Correct-By-Construction, Scalable Control (NSF, CPS)
- STTR: Correct-by-Construction Synthesis for Multi-Vehicle Autonomy Missions (AFOSR, subcontract from Galois Inc.)
- Perception-Based, Reactive, Temporal-Logic Planning For Autonomous Deck Operations (ONR)
- Architectural and Algorithmic Solutions for Large-Scale PEV Integration into Power Grids (NSF, CPS)