In August 2015 I joined the Department of Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. I am looking for motivated PhD students interested in general systems engineering; human operators, automation, and how their interactions affect system safety; and safety assurance of cyber-physical systems. Please contact me here if interested.



We are interested in modeling safety, in conjunction with other system properties like performance, from concept development to verification of complex, socio-technical systems. An important question about developing new systems, or modifying existing ones, is how new technologies affect system safety. In particular, we are interested in assessing safety along with performance in automation- and software-intensive systems that also involve human control, most importantly when the design is immature.

A secondary (but related) interest lies in modern feedback control, dynamics, and modeling. Please see our research page here.


My name is Cody H. Fleming, and prior to joining UVA I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I worked in Professor Nancy Leveson's Systems Engineering Research Lab. Before returning to get my doctorate, I worked for several years in the aerospace industry where I helped develop large satellite systems.