Andrew Clark, associate professor of electrical & systems engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and his doctoral students recently won the 2023 General Motors AutoDriving Security Award at the inaugural ISOC Symposium on Vehicle Security and Privacy at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) in San Diego, California.

The award recognized the team members’ work on their paper titled “Cooperative Perception for Safe Control of Autonomous Vehicles under LiDAR Spoofing Attacks.” The paper’s authors were Clark; Shiyu Cheng and Hongchao Chang, doctoral students in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering; and Zhouchi Li, a doctoral student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

“I’m excited and grateful to the organizing committee of the conference for receiving the award,” Clark said. “I believe it reflects well on the hard work, dedication and insight of the students who carried out this research. I also think that this conference highlights the importance of securing AI-driven cyber-physical systems such as autonomous vehicles.

Clark’s research interests are in control, security and resilience of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and complex networks. He is interested in introducing new game- and control-theoretic models that describe the impact of cyberattacks and other disturbances on physical infrastructures. He is especially interested in computationally scalable and verifiable algorithms that are applicable to real-world systems such as power grids and autonomous vehicles.

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