Welcome to the Center for Autonomy

The Center for Autonomy brings together several research groups that address fundamental challenges in developing autonomous systems through contributions in controls, machine learning, game theory, information theory, and formal methods. Its primary objective is to create a unified front in attracting the best researchers to UT Austin and empowering them to solve the pressing problems toward developing autonomous systems that can make a net positive impact.

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This staged scene and illustration represents what you might see when NASA’s University Innovation project awards teams of students with funds to conduct real-world aeronautical research that will help the agency transform aviation for the 21st century.

NASA Selects University Teams to Explore Innovative Aeronautical Research

Feb. 23, 2024
NASA collaborates with George Washington University and the University of Texas at Austin to investigate measures that can be taken to safeguard autonomous aircraft flying in high-density urban airspace from cyberattacks that could disrupt safe operations.
Headshot Ufuk Topcu

Dr. Ufuk Topcu Named Fellow of IEEE

Jan. 19, 2024
Ufuk Topcu has been named a class of 2024 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity. Fellow is the highest distinction bestowed upon IEEE members who have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology, bringing significant value to society. The number of IEEE Fellows elevated in a year is no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership.
Volunteers participating at GenCyber TACC Events

Center for Autonomy Volunteers with GenCyber TACC Camps

Jan. 16, 2024
Volunteers from the Center for Autonomy, in collaboration with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), provided support to two GenCyber events hosted at the University of Texas. By providing insights from their own undergraduate and graduate experiences, volunteers helped students envision a future in both cybersecurity and the broader selection of STEM fields.

Outreach Events

Del Valle

Del Valle Outreach Visit


Liberal Arts and Science Academy Visit

Del Valle

Del Valle High School AI Talk and Tour