Assistant Professor; Systems and Information Engineering University of Virginia
Cody Fleming was most recently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and recently he began as Assistant Professor of Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. Before returning to academia to get his doctorate, Cody worked for over five years in the aerospace industry, developing large satellite systems and laser systems in all phases of systems engineering including: design, analysis, testing, integration, and validation and verification. While in the private sector he developed and managed technical projects, comprised of interdisciplinary teams. He has worked for several years in research on issues related to systems safety in both the aeronautical and space domains, as well as automotive and other areas.
Broadly, Cody is interested in system modeling and analysis during all phases of development of complex, socio-technical systems. He has investigated several next generation air traffic management initiatives during the early concept formation stages. This work has supported the early identification of complex hazardous scenarios, resulting in the generation of safety-related and functional requirements, and the development of alternative system architectures. Related research interests lies in modern feedback control, dynamics, and modeling, as well as model-based systems engineering and system assurance.