Cheng Wang

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I am currently an assistant professor at the Robotics Group, Heriot-Watt University, affiliated with the National Robotarium and the Edinburgh Center for Robotics. Prior to that, I was a research associate at the Autonomous Agents Research Group, University of Edinburgh, working with Assoc. Prof. Stefano Albrecht. I obtained my Ph.D. at the Institute of Automotive Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt, supervised by Prof. Hermann Winner. After my Ph.D., I joined DJI Automotive as a senior Engineer, mentored by Assoc. Prof. Yuxin Zhang.

I am leading the RoboSafe lab, where the lab’s vision is to design and deploy safe and trustworthy robotics to benifit human beings and the society. My research interest is AI safety, driver behavior modeling, safety assurance and motion planning.

I am recruiting PhD students and also welcome undergraduate and masters students for internships. Droping me a message if you are interested in.

news

Apr 02, 2024 I was awarded the “DAAD AInet Fellowship”.
Feb 12, 2024 I was awarded the “Marie Curie Postdoctotal Fellowship”.
Jan 10, 2024 Our paper about “Casual explanation for stochastic sequential multi-agent decision-making” is accpeted by AAMAS 2024.
Dec 07, 2023 Our paper about “Runtime unknown unsafe scenarios identification for SOTIF of autonomous vehicles” is accepted by Accident Analysis and Prevention.
Oct 22, 2023 Our paper about “The application of driver models in the safety assessment of autonomous vehicles: perspectives, insights, prospects” is accepted by IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Vehicles.

selected publications

  1. AAP
    Runtime unknown unsafe scenarios identification for SOTIF of autonomous vehicles
    Cheng Wang ,  Kai Storms ,  Ning Zhang , and 1 more author
    Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2024
  2. IEEE T-IV
    The Application of Driver Models in the Safety Assessment of Autonomous Vehicles: Perspectives, Insights, Prospects
    Cheng Wang ,  Fengwei Guo ,  Ruilin Yu , and 2 more authors
    IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, 2023
  3. IEEE T-IV
    The AD4CHE Dataset and its Application in Typical Congestion Scenarios of Traffic Jam Pilot Systems
    Yuxin Zhang ,  Cheng Wang* ,  Ruilin Yu , and 4 more authors
    IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, 2023
  4. IEEE T-ITS
    Online safety assessment of automated vehicles using silent testing
    Cheng Wang ,  Kai Storms ,  and  Hermann Winner
    IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2021
  5. IEEE T-IV
    Reduction of uncertainties for safety assessment of automated driving under parallel simulations
    Cheng Wang ,  Fanglei Xiong ,  and  Hermann Winner
    IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, 2020