Peng Wei

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Peng Wei

Associate Professor

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


SEH 3600 | Office Hours: By appointment

By contributing to the intersection of control, optimization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, Dr. Wei develops autonomy and human-in-the-loop decision making systems for aeronautics, aviation and aerial robotics. His current focus is on safety, efficiency, and scalability for decision making in uncertain and dynamic environments. Recent applications include: air traffic control/management, airline operations, UAS traffic management, eVTOL urban air mobility, and autonomous drone racing. Dr. Wei leads the Intelligent Aerospace Systems Lab (IASL).

  • B.S., Tsinghua University, 2007
  • M.S., Stony Brook University, 2009
  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013


  • Control
  • Optimization
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • P. Pradeep and P. Wei, “Energy Efficient Arrival with RTA Constraint for Multirotor eVTOL in Urban Air Mobility”, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, vol. 16, no. 7, July 2019
  • X. Yang and P. Wei, “Scalable Multi-Agent Computational Guidance with Separation Assurance for Autonomous Urban Air Mobility Operations”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 43, no. 8, Aug. 2020
  • M. Brittain, X. Yang, and P. Wei, “A Deep Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning Approach to Autonomous Separation Assurance”, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Aug. 2021
  • G. Zhu, P. Wei, R. Hoffman, and B. Hackney, “Saturation Technique for Optimizing Planned Acceptance Rates in Traffic Management Initiatives”, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Maui, Hawaii, Nov. 2018 
  • S. A. M. Shihab and P. Wei, “A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach to Seat Inventory Control for Airline Revenue Management”, Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, Mar. 2021
  • X. Zheng and P. Wei, “Air Transportation Direct Share Time Series Forecasting: A Hybrid Model”, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, vol. 17, no. 12, Dec. 2020
  • J. Bertram and P. Wei, “An Efficient Algorithm for Multiple-Pursuer-Multiple-Evader Pursuit/Evasion Game”, AIAA SciTech, Virtual Conference, Jan. 2021
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2021

  • GW-SEAS Engineers' Council Professor of the Year Award, 2021

  • Keynote Speaker, 2nd International Symposium on Air Traffic Management for Civil Aviation, 2020

  • Honoree, Stony Brook University 40 Under Forty, 2019

  • Keynote Speaker, SITRAER XVIII - Brazil Air Transportation Symposium, 2019

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE/CSAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference (GNCC), 2018

  • Best Paper Award, International Conference for Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT), 2018

  • Black and Veatch Faculty Fellow at Iowa State University College of Engineering, 2017

  • Purdue College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, 2013