University of Texas at Austin
Ufuk Topcu




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Ufuk Topcu

Core Faculty GSC Faculty

W. A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Professorship in Computational Engineering and Sciences I

Lead Center for Autonomy

Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Centers and Groups

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence Autonomy Optimization


Ufuk Topcu joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor in Fall 2015. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 2008. He held research positions at the University of Pennsylvania and California Institute of Technology. 

Prof. Topcu's research focuses on the theoretical, algorithmic and computational aspects of design and verification of autonomous systems through novel connections between formal methods, learning theory and controls.