CO D Y H. FL E M I N G
Assistant Professor of Systems and Information Engineering
University of Virginia
151 Engineer’s Way Phone: +1 434 924 7460
Olsson Hall 102B Email: fleming@virginia.edu
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4747 URL: http://faculty.virginia.edu/fleming
Research Interests
1. Control, coordination, and safety of complex systems
2. Early concept development of socio-technical systems
3. General systems theory and control theory
4. Human-computer interaction in aerospace, medical, and automotive domains
Relevant Positions
2015-current UN I V E R S I T Y O F VI R G I N I A, Charlottesville, VA
Assistant Professor
Conducting research at the intersection of interested in general systems
engineering; human operators, automation, and how their interactions affect
system safety; and safety assurance of cyber-physical systems. Teaching
System Engineering Concepts to 2
nd
year undergraduate students and concepts
of automatous and control systems to graduate students and upper-level
undergraduates.
2015 MA S S A C H U S E T T S IN S T I T U T E O F TE C H N O L O G Y, Cambridge, MA
Postdoctoral Researcher
Current research directions include improving hazard analysis techniques at
the interface between human actors and automated systems, particularly in
the aerospace industry; systems-theoretic analysis of distributed control
systems; development of formal languages for early concept documentation.
Mentoring undergraduate and graduate researchers in analyzing and
developing concepts in air traffic management and future space and
planetary exploration missions in addition to developing graduate courses.
2010-2015 MA S S A C H U S E T T S IN S T I T U T E O F TE C H N O L O G Y, Cambridge, MA
Graduate Research Assistant
Developed and improved system engineering techniques to apply to systems
that include software, complex human decision making, and new levels of
complexity. Using systems - and control - theoretic concepts to better
couple safety analyses into early trade studies for aeronautical and
astronautical applications.
2004-2010 NO R T H R O P GR U M M A N SP A C E TE C H N O L O G Y, Redondo Beach, CA
Dynamics Analyst and Staff Engineer
Structural Dynamics staff engineer for restricted access spacecraft
programs. Performed structural dynamic analyses, dynamic test requirements
definition and execution, and critical problem resolution. Dynamics design
integration with other disciplines including Attitude Control, Design,
Stress and Test Engineering.
Cody Fleming · Curriculum Vitae · August 2017
Education
2015 MA S S A C H U S E T T S IN S T I T U T E O F TE C H N O L O G Y, Cambridge, MA
Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautics and Astronautics
Thesis: Safety-Driven Early Concept Analysis and Development
Advisor: Nancy Leveson
GPA: 5.0/5.0
2004 MA S S A C H U S E T T S IN S T I T U T E O F TE C H N O L O G Y, Cambridge, MA
Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Thesis: A Design Methodology for Hysteretic Dampers in Buildings under
Extreme Earthquakes
Advisor: Jerome Connor
GPA: 5.0/5.0
2003 HO P E CO L L E G E, Holland, MI USA
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Advisor: Janice Pawloski
GPA: 3.9/4.0
Grants
[G6] Co-PI ‘CPS Safety-Critical Wireless Mobile Systems’ National Science
Foundation. Award Amount: $800,000. 2017-2020
[G5] Co-PI ‘Mission Aware Cyber Security’. Systems Engineering Research Center.
Award Amount: $350,000. 2016--2017
[G4] PI -- ‘Towards a Model-based Approach to Assuring Safety of Increasingly
Autonomous Systems’. Northrop Grumman Corporation. Award amount:
$100,000. 2016-2018.
[G3] PI -- NASA-NRA NNH15ZEA001N ‘A Systems-theoretic, Model-based Approach to
Assuring Safety in TBO’. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Award amount: $750,000.
2016-2019.
[G2] PI -- VGSC-NIP ‘Towards a Methodology for Safety-driven Analysis and
Integration of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Decision-makers in the National
Airspace’. Virginia Space Grant Consortium New Investigator Program.
Award amount: $20,000. 2016-2017.
[G1] Co-PI -- SIT-SERC EN-SE Cybersecurity. Award amount: $36,695. Total
amount of award: $320,000. 2015-2016.
Journal Publications
[J7] Jafarzadeh, H. and Fleming C. Output-Sensitive Path Planning Algorithm ,
International Journal of Robotics Research, submitted for publication.
[J6] Jafarzadeh, H. and Fleming C. A Novel Exact Algorithm for Online Robot Path
Planning, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, submitted for publication.
[J5] Boyer, R.; Scherer, W.; Fleming, C.; Connors, C.; and Whitehead, N. Using
Topic Models To Understand Systems and Identify Strong Systems Thinking
IEEE Systems Journal, accepted for publication.
[J4] Fleming, C.H. and Leveson, N.G. Early Concept Development and Safety
Analysis of Future Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent
Transportation Systems, Vol. 17, No. 12 (2016), pp. 3512-3523.
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[J3] Fleming, C.H. and Leveson, N. Improving Hazard Analysis and Certification
of Integrated Modular Avionics, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information
Systems, Vol. 11, No. 6 (2014), pp. 397-411.
[J2] Ishimatsu, T., Leveson, N.G., Thomas, J.P., Fleming, C.H., Katahira, M.,
Miyamoto, Y., Ujiie, R., Nakao, H. and Hoshino, N. Analysis of Complex
Spacecraft Using Systems Theoretic Process Analysis, AIAA Journal of
Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 2 (2014), pp. 509-522.
[J1] Fleming, C.H.; Spencer, M.; Leveson, N.; and Wilkinson, C. Safety assurance
in NextGen and complex transportation systems, Safety Science, Volume 55,
June 2013, Pages 173-187.
Conference Publications
[C13] Bashiri, M. and Fleming, C. A Platoon-Based Intersection Management System
for Autonomous Vehicles, 2017 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV
2017), Redondo Beach, CA, June 2017.
[C12] Fleming, C.H. Systems Theory and a Drive Towards Model-based Safety
Analysis, 11
th
Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, special session
on Theoretical Foundations of Systems Engineering (THEFOSE), Montreal,
Quebec, April 2017, accepted for publication.
[C11] Calhoun, Z., Maribojoc, P., Selzer, N., Procopi, L., Bezzo, N., and
Fleming, C. Analysis of Identity and Access Management alternatives for a
multinational information-sharing environment. In Systems and Information
Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS), 2017 (pp. 208-213). IEEE, April
2017.
[C10] Fleming, C.H. A Systems-theoretic Approach to Early Concept Development,
SMC2016, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and
Cybernetics, Budapest, Hungary, October 2016.
[C9] Bains, P.; Ferris, K.; Gregoire, J.; Kim, J.; Kozloski, J.; Lazenby, J.;
Ofiesh, D.; Shank, E.; Wu, K.; Beling, P.; and Fleming, C. Risk Analysis of
Globalized Airline Supply Chains, SIEDS ‘16, IEEE Systems and Information
Engineering Design Symposium, Charlottesville, VA, April 2016.
[C8] Fleming, C.; Leveson, N. Integrating Systems Safety into Systems
Engineering during Concept Development, 25
th
Annual INCOSE International
Symposium 2015, Seattle, WA, July 2015.
Winner: Brian Mar Best Student Paper award
[C7] Fleming, C.; Leveson, N. Including Safety during Early Development Phases
of Future Air Traffic Management Concepts, Eleventh USA/Europe Air Traffic
Management Research and Development Seminar (ATM2015), Lisbon, Portugal,
June 2015.
[C6] Leveson, N.; Fleming, C.; Thomas, J.; Wilkinson, C. A Comparison of SAE ARP
4761 and STPA Safety Assessment Processes, 23
rd
Safety-critical Systems
Symposium (SSS’15), Bristol, UK, February 2015.
[C5] Fleming, C.H. Model-based Concept Development and Safety Driven Design,
Informatik 2014: Big Data, Stuttgart, Germany, September 2014.
[C4] Fleming, C.H.; Leveson, N.G.; Placke, M.S. Assuring Safety of NextGen
Procedures, Tenth USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and
Development Seminar (ATM2013), Chicago, IL, June 2013.
[C3] Leveson, N.G.; Fleming, C.H., Spencer, M.; Thomas, J.; Wilkinson, C. Safety
Assurance of Complex, Software-Intensive Systems, SAE 2012 Aerospace
Electronics and Avionics Systems Conference, October 2012.
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[C2] Fleming, C.H.; Ishimatsu, T.; Miyamoto, Y.; Nakao, H.; Katahira, M.;
Hoshino, N.; Thomas, J; Leveson, N. Safety-Guided Spacecraft Design, 11
th
International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, October
2011.
[C1] Ishimatsu, T.; Leveson, N.; Fleming, C.H.; Katahira, M.; Miyamoto, Y.;
Nakao, H. Multiple Controller Problem, 11
th
International Association for
the Advancement of Space Safety, Versailles, France, October 2011.
Other Publications
[M6] Bakirtzis, G.; Carter, B.; Elks, C.; and Fleming, C. Cyber Assurance
Assessment Using Systems and Control Theory, 26th USENIX Security Symposium
[USENIX Security ’17], Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 2017.
[M5] Rand, K.; Fleming, C.; and Lambert, J.. Population Migration and
Infrastructure Resilience: A Review of Theory and Practice. 26th SRA-E
annual conference (SRA-E Lisbon 2017) Lisbon, Portugal, June 19-21, 2017
[M4] Leveson, N.; Wilkinson, C.; Fleming, C.; and Thomas, J. A Comparison of
STPA and the ARP 4761 Safety Assessment Process, MIT Technical Report, June
2014.
[M3] Fleming, C.H.; Placke, M.S.; and Leveson, N. STPA Analysis of NextGen
Interval Management Components, FAA Technical Report, September 2013.
[M2] An STPA Primer Version 1, August 2013. (Contributed to companion book of
Engineering a Safer World, Leveson 2011).
[M1] Fleming, C.H.; Spencer, M.; Thomas, J.; Leveson, N.; and Wilkinson, C.
Mission Assurance in NextGen Technologies, NASA Technical Report, March
2012.
Talks and Presentations
2016 Towards Composability, Modularity, and Safety in Autonomous Systems, CS
6190 Seminar, Charlottesville, VA, November 2016.
2016 Mission-Aware Cybersecurity, NDIA 19
th
Annual Systems Engineering
Conference, Springfield, VA.
2016 A Systems-theoretic Approach to Early Concept Development, IEEE
International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Budapest,
Hungary, October 2016.
2016 Tomorrows Decision-makers: On Software, Autonomy, Coordination and Safety
in Transportation Systems, CEE Seminar Invited Talk, Charlottesville, VA,
September 2016.
2016 Embedded Software Integrity for Automotive Summit, Detroit, Michigan, May
23 - 25, 2016
2016 Systems Engineering Knowledge & Skills in the Education of All Engineers,
INCOSE Academic Forum 2016, May 2-3 2016
2015 Systems Engineering Applications to Decision Making, invited talk, WR
Senior Technical Leaders Focus group, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA.
2015 Including Safety during Early Development Phases of Future Air Traffic
Management Concepts, ATM2015, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2015.
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2015 Integrating Systems Safety into Systems Engineering during Concept
Development, INCOSE International Symposium 2015, Seattle, WA, July 2015.
2015 Early Concept Analysis of NextGen Operations,4
th
STAMP Workshop, Cambridge,
Massachusetts
2014 Proactive and Predictive Approaches---Systems-based Approaches to Modeling
and Analysis, GCAA Safety Intelligence and Management Workshop, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates.
2014 Model-based Concept Development and Safety Driven Design, Informatik 2014:
Big Data, Stuttgart, Germany.
2014 ARP 4761 and STPA (using the Wheel Brake Example in ARP 4761), 3
rd
STAMP
Workshop, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2014 STPA Analysis of Interval Management in NextGen, 3
rd
STAMP Workshop,
Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2013 Improving Hazard Analysis and Certification of Integrated Modular Avionics,
2
nd
STAMP Workshop, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Teaching
2017 SYS6581-560 Cyber-physical Systems in Accelerated Master’s Program,
University of Virginia
2016 SYS2001 Systems Engineering Concepts, University of Virginia
2016 SYS 4053-005 Systems Design I
2016 SYS6581-560 Cyber-physical Systems in Accelerated Master’s Program,
University of Virginia
2016 SYS6582/4582 Concepts of Collaborative Autonomy, University of Virginia
2016 SYS 4054-004 Systems Design II
2015 SYS2001 Systems Engineering Concepts, University of Virginia
2015 SYS 4053-004 Systems Design I
2015 One-Day Workshop Course on Systems-theoretic Early Concept Analysis and
Development, 4
th
STAMP Workshop, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2014 Teaching Certificate, Technology and Learning Laboratory, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Spring 2014.
2014 STPA Advanced User’s Group, 3
rd
STAMP Workshop, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2013 STPA Advanced Tutorial, 2
nd
STAMP Workshop, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012 Tutorial, Safety of Embedded Software, HILT 2012: High Integrity Language
Technology, ACM SIGAda’s Annual International Conference, Boston,
Massachusetts
2012 Guest lecturer in MIT 16.851 (Satellite Engineering).
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Students Advised
2016-curr Krista Rand, Ph.D.
2016-curr Minghui Sun, Ph.D.
2015-curr Hassan Jafarzadeh, Ph.D.
2016-curr Masoud Bashiri, Ph.D.
2016-curr Xiyuan Ge, Ph.D.
2017-curr Stephen Stern, M.S.
2016-curr Bryan Carter, M.S.
Honors and Awards
2016 INFORMS Graduate Faculty Award of Excellence, University of Virginia
Student Chapter award for excellence in service
2015 Best Paper Award, Brian Mar Best Student Paper, INCOSE International
Symposium 2015
2010 Northrop Grumman Recognition Award, special recognition for problem-solving
in a strategic program
2004 Dickson Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2003 Douwe B Entema Prize, Hope College, award to top student in physics and
engineering
2003 Alvin W. Vanderbush Award, Hope College, one of four awards given to Hope
College scholar-athletes
2003-current Phi Beta Kappa, elected to national scholastic honor society
2002 Barry M. Goldwater Fellowship, nominated for national scholarship awarded
for undergraduate research
1999-2003 Presidential Scholar, Hope College
Service and Leadership
2016-2017 Search Committee, SEAS & LinkLab search for 2 candidates in CPS and Smart
Cities.
2016 Session Co-chair, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and
Cybernetics, Budapest, Hungary.
2015-current Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Systems & Information Engineering
Current Journal Reviewer
· International Journal of Reliability and Safety,
· Journal of Navigation,
· Transportation Review Board,
· IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems
2015-2016 Search Committee, SEAS & LinkLab CPS Search -- subcommittee on Safety and
Formal Methods.
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2016 Panelist, INCOSE Academic Forum on Interactive Engineering Education
2015 Panelist, NSF Workshop on the Future of Systems Engineering Education
2015 Planning and editorial Committee, 4
th
STAMP Workshop, Cambridge
2014 Cambridge Science Fair, Cambridge
Volunteered as an expert for children and parent fair attendees.
2010-2011 Cambridge School Volunteers, Cambridge
Tutor in mathematics for high school students, before and during school.
2004-2007 Best Buddies International, Los Angeles
Mentor developmentally disabled individuals.
2000-2003 Hope College, Holland, MI
Member of Varsity Men’s Basketball team.
2002 Caribbean Christian Center for Deaf, Jamaica
Assisted in the construction of a school for deaf children.
2001 Young Life DR, Dominican Republic
Facilitated development of recreational camp for youth.
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