Lifeng Zhou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the GRASP Lab of the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2020. Before that, he received his MS from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2016 and his BS from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2013. He serves as an Associate Editor for the ICRA Conference Editorial Board.
His research focuses on enabling security, trustworthiness, and long-term autonomy in robotics and autonomous systems. He has been working in related areas such as multi-robot coordination, approximation algorithms, combinatorial optimization, deep learning, model predictive control, and resilient and risk-aware decision making. His long-term goal is to investigate secure, reliable, and scalable multi-robot autonomy when robots use data-driven machine learning techniques in the areas of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, precision agriculture, and smart cities. He is especially interested in how collaborative intelligence and learning paradigms can help overcome challenges related to adversarial attacks and uncertainties on the perceptions and communications of decentralized multi-robot teams.