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Adversarial Attack Creation and Control in Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Principal Investigator: 
Haiying Shen, associate professor, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Systems and Environment, University of Virginia

Project Description: 
Imagine an autonomous vehicle is supposed to turn right but instead turns left, causing an accident. This could be more than a simple malfunction. It could be an attack. As connected autonomous vehicles become a part of the landscape of transportation cyber-physical systems, the demand for autonomous vehicle security solutions has increased. Researchers will create these mock attacks on connected autonomous vehicles systems and study how security can help prevent bad actors from gaining access to the system. Students will be analyzing data, designing and developing techniques, and conducting experiments to investigate and solve the security challenges of connected autonomous vehicles. They can apply what they learn from this project to a career in this growing field.