Lifeng Zhou

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Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
E-mail: lfzhou @

About me

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania working with Prof. Vijay Kumar. I received my Ph.D. degree at Virginia Tech under the supervision of 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.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech,   August 2016 - May 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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