In August 2015 I joined the Department of Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. I am looking for motivated PhD students (and MS, undergrad, and postdocs) 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 understanding problems that arise at the intersection of systems engineering, safety-critical systems, and autonomous systems.

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.