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Madhur Behl

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Computer Science
Office location and address
Olsson Hall 265 (Link Lab)
85 Engineers Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India, 2009
M.S. ​University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Ph.D. ​University of Pennsylvania, 2015
Post-Doc ​University of Pennsylvania, Jan 2016 - June 2016
Biography

Dr. Madhur Behl is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Computer Science, and Engineering Systems and Environment, and a member of the Cyber-Physical Systems Link Lab at the University of Virginia.
He received his Ph.D. (2015) and M.S. (2012), in Electrical and Systems Engineering, both from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the co-founder, organizer, and the race director of the F1/10 International Autonomous Racing Competitions. He is an associate editor for the SAE Journal on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. He also serves on the on the Academic Advisory Council of the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) campaign, to help promote public understanding about autonomous vehicles and their potential benefits.

Dr. Behl is the winner of the Department of Energy’s EERE 2016 Cleantech University Prize (regional). His research has won the TECHCON Best Paper Award (2015), and the best demo award at BuildSys, 2012. In 2011, he won the World Embedded Software Contest held in Seoul by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy. He is also the recipient of the 2011 Richard K. Dentel Memorial Prize awarded for research in urban transportation. Dr. Behl also serves as an invited member on the Future Directions subcommittee of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

CAREER: Safe and Agile Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
April 15, 2021 – March 31, 2026
CRISP Type 2: dMIST: Data-driven Management for Interdependent Stormwater and Transportation Systems
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2022
CARMA 1tenth: Scaled Platforms for Cooperative Diving Automation
Source: Leidos, Inc.
December 16, 2020 – July 31, 2021
Capstone: Indoor Mapping and Navigation for an Autonomous 3D Printed Robot
Source: The Mitre Corporation
September 01, 2019 – September 30, 2019
FPV autonomous drone flight
Source: The Mitre Corporation
August 13, 2018 – December 30, 2018
CS 2501: Special Topics in Computer Science
Credits: 1–3
Content varies, depending on instructor interests and the needs of the Department. Taught strictly at the undergraduate level. Prerequisite: Instructor permission; additional specific requirements vary with topics.
CS 2993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
In-depth study of a computer science or computer engineering problem by an individual student in close consultation with departmental faculty. This version of Independent Study is appropriate for students who have not completed CS 2150.
SYS 4053: Systems Design I
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the fall semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 3021, 3060, and fourth-year standing in the Systems Engineering major.
SYS 4054: Systems Design II
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the spring semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 4053.
CS 4501: Special Topics in Computer Science
Credits: 1–3
Content varies annually, depending on instructor interests and the needs of the department. Similar to CS 5501 and CS 7501, but taught strictly at the undergraduate level. Prerequisite: Instructor permission; additional specific requirements vary with topics.
SYS 4582: Selected Topics in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of a selected topic determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As specified for each offering.
CS 4980: Capstone Research
Credits: 1–3
This course is one option in the CS fourth-year thesis track. Students will seek out a faculty member as an advisor, and do an independent project with said advisor. Instructors can give the 3 credits across multiple semesters, if desired. This course is designed for students who are doing research, and want to use that research for their senior thesis. Note that this track could also be an implementation project, including a group-based project. Prerequisite: CS 2150 with a grade of C- or higher
CS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
In-depth study of a computer science or computer engineering problem by an individual student in close consultation with departmental faculty. The study is often either a thorough analysis of an abstract computer science problem or the design, implementation, and analysis of a computer system (software or hardware). Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CS 4998: Distinguished BA Majors Research
Credits: 3
Required for Distinguished Majors completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. An introduction to computer science research and the writing of a Distinguished Majors thesis. Prerequisites: CS 2150 with a grade of C- or higher and CS BA major status.
CS 6501: Special Topics in Computer Science
Credits: 3
Course content varies by section and is selected to fill timely and special interests and needs of students. See CS 7501 for example topics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
SYS 6581: Selected Topics in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.
CS 6890: Industrial Applications
Credits: 1
A graduate student returning from Curricular Practical Training can use this course to claim one credit hour of academic credit after successfully reporting, orally and in writing, a summary of the CPT experience to his/her academic advisor.
CS 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
CS 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 3
Formal record of student commitment to project research for the Master of Computer Science degree under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
CS 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students who are teaching assistants.
CS 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to thesis research for the Master of Science degree under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
CS 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students who are teaching assistants.
SYS 9997: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
CS 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.

Winner of the 2106 DoE EERE’s Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. 2016

Best Paper Award , for ”Sometimes, Money Does Grow on Trees: Data-Driven Demand Response with DR-Advisor, Internet of Things Session at the Semiconductor Research Corporation’s (SRC) TECHCON, Austin, USA. 2015

Best Demo Award at BuildSys, 4th ACM Workshop On Embedded Systems For Energy-Efficiency In Buildings, Toronto, Canada. 2012

Richard K. Dentel Memorial Prize in Urban Transportation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. 2011

Winner of the World Embedded Software Contest, Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy and Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Seoul, South Korea. 2010