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Peng Wei

Peng WEI [CV]

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy)
Department of Computer Science (by courtesy)
School of Engineering and Applied Science
George Washington University

I am an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University, with courtesy appointments at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department. By contributing to the intersection of control, optimization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, I develop autonomy and certification tools for aviation, aeronautics and aerial robotics. My current focus is on safety, efficiency, and scalability of decision making systems in complex, uncertain and dynamic environments. I am leading the Intelligent Aerospace Systems Lab (IASL). I am an associate editor for AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems. I received my Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University in 2013. Here is my latest CV.


  • Jul. 2021, I received the NSF CAREER award "Safe and Scalable Learning-based Control for Autonomous Air Mobility".
  • May 2021, our group and collaborators received a 2-year $400K FAA grant for design and implementation of a Safety Verification Framework for Learning-based Aviation Systems (SVF-LAS).
  • Mar. 2021, Josh passed his PhD prelim. His research is on scalable multi-agent MDP solutions and applications. He recently joined Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
  • Feb. 2021, I received the GW-SEAS Engineers' Council Professor of the Year Award.
  • Feb. 2021, our group and collaborators received a 3-year $2.5M NASA System-Wide Safety grant to design and develop an in-time learning-based aviation safety management system (ILASMS) for scalable heterogeneous advanced air mobility (AAM) operations.
  • Feb. 2021, Marc passed his PhD defense. His work is on learning-based decision making in autonomous separation assurance and autonomous air traffic control for conflict resolution. Marc will join MIT Lincoln Lab in this summer.


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