Cody Harrison Fleming

In September 2015 I will join the Department of Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. I am looking for motivated PhD students 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.


My name is Cody Harrison Fleming, and I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am working 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.

I am interested in modeling risk during concept development of complex, socio-technical systems. An important question about developing new systems, or modifying existing ones, is how new technologies affects system safety. In particular, we are interested in assessing risk in automation- and software-intensive systems that also involve human control, most importantly when the design is immature.

A secondary (but related) interest lies in modern feedback control, dynamics, and modeling.