Lifeng Zhou

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Ph.D. Candidate,
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Virginia Tech
621 Whittemore Hall, Virginia Tech,
Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
E-mail: lfzhou [@] vt [DOT] edu

About me

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech, working with my advisor Prof. Pratap Tokekar in RAAS Lab. I received my Master's degree in Automation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, where I was advised by Prof. Shaoyuan Li. Before that I received my B.S. degree in Automation from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

My research focuses on enabling security, trustworthiness, and long-term autonomy in robotics and autonomous systems. I have worked in related areas such as multi-robot coordination, approximation algorithms, combinatorial optimization, deep learning, model predictive control, and resilient and risk-aware decision making. My long-term goal is to investigate multi-robot security and trustworthy autonomy when robots use data-driven machine learning and deep learning techniques. Find out more.

Education

  • Ph.D. Student in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech,   August 2016 - April 2020

  • M.S. in Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,   September 2013 - March 2016

  • B.S. in Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology,   September 2009 - June 2013

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