Jie Fu

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida

Fu’s lab focuses on developing intelligent and (semi-)autonomous systems through the integration of control theory, machine learning, and formal methods. At our lab, we aim to build trustworthy systems in complex decision-making and dynamic environments, in coordination with or under the supervision of human operators. The research contains several main areas: (1) Preference-aware decision making with human-on-the loop; (2) learning-enabled adaptive control and planning with complex temporal objectives; (3) game-theoretic design of provably correct autonomous systems. The applications include human-autonomy shared control, security and safety for cyber-physical systems, and cyber security.


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Dr. Jie Fu is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. She received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Automaton from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, in 2013. From 2013 to 2015, she was a Postdoctoral Scholar with the University of Pennsylvania. From 2016-2021, she was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Robotics Engineering, with an affiliation in Dept. of ECE, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. In 2021, she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida as an assistant professor. Fu’s research focuses on developing control theory and planning algorithms for constructing secured (semi-)autonomous systems with high-level logic reasoning and adaptive decision-making capabilities.  Dr. Fu has also received several early career awards, including the AFOSR Young Investigator Award and the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2021, and the NSF CAREER Award in 2022. She has received funding for her research projects from ARO, NSF, DARPA, and AFOSR.