Abolfazl Lavaei, Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Abolfazl Lavaei 

Abolfazl Lavaei
Assistant Professor

School of Computing
Newcastle University

Office 5.026, Urban Sciences Building
Newcastle, NE4 5TG, United Kingdom

Phone:  +44 191 208 8789
Email:   abolfazl.lavaei@newcastle.ac.uk
Web:     www.lavaei-cps.de


Abolfazl Lavaei is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at Newcastle University in UK. Between January 2021 and July 2022, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich working with Prof. Emilio Frazzoli. He was also a Postdoctoral Researcher (Group Leader) in the Department of Computer Science at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) between November 2019 and January 2021. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in October 2019. He obtained the M.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Flight Dynamics and Control from the University of Tehran (UT). He is the recipient of several international awards including “Best Demo/Poster Award” at the ACM HSCC, 2022, “Best Repeatability Prize” at the IFAC ADHS, 2021, “Best Demo/Poster Award” at the ACM HSCC, 2020, “IFAC Young Author Award Finalist” at the IFAC LSS, 2019, “Best Graduate Student Award” at the University of Tehran with the full GPA (20/20), and several prestigious Ph.D. scholarships from top-ranked universities. He is an alumni scholar of Munich Aerospace Research Group as well as German Aerospace Center (DLR).

His line of research mainly focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of “formal verification, learning and control of large-scale stochastic cyber-physical systems” with application to autonomous systems. His research interests revolve around the intersection of Control Theory, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science.