Peng Wei [CV]
Assistant Professor
Black and Veatch Faculty Fellow
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy)
Department of Computer Science (by courtesy)
Iowa State University

VRAC - Human Computer Interaction
FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation - PEGASAS

I am an assistant professor in Iowa State University Aerospace Engineering Department, with courtesy appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department. I am also an affiliated faculty member with the FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation - PEGASAS, and the Human Computer Interaction graduate program at Virtual Reality Applications Center at ISU. I am leading the Intelligent Aerospace Systems Lab (IASL). You can download my CV here.

Research Interests

With methods from Control, Optimization, Statistical Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence, I develop automation and human-in-the-loop decision support tools for air transportation and aviation systems, which include::

  • Air Traffic Control/Management (ATC/M)

  • Airline Operations

  • UAS Traffic Management (UTM)

  • eVTOL Urban Air Mobility (UAM)


  • Feb. 2018, our group is funded by the FAA to build statistical machine learning models for passenger direct share forecast.

  • Feb. 2018, I started serving as an associate editor for AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems.

  • Feb. 2018, our graduate students Marc Brittain and Xufang Zheng received internship offers from MIT Lincoln Lab and the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center respectively.

  • Jan. 2018, Imke Kleinbekman from TU Delft starts her 6 months visiting study in our group.

  • July 2017, our group is funded by National Science Foundation to develop an intelligent low-altitude air traffic management system prototype to accommodate future on-demand air traffic such as on demand air mobility and autonomous cargo delivery.

  • June 2017, our group is funded by Airbus A^3 to study research topics on Urban Air Mobility.


2333 Howe Hall, Ames, IA 50011
Tel: (515)294-8215


Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm-3:00pm
Teaching schedule: AERE362 (2018 Spring).

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