Georgios Fainekos

Associate Professor
Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory (CPSLab)
Center for Embedded Systems (CES)
ASU Robotics
School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering (SCIDSE)
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

Bio [See also Curriculum Vitae]

Georgios Fainekos is an Associate Professor at the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. He is director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory (CPSLab). He is affiliated with the Center for Embedded Systems (CES) and he is also member of the ASU Robotics group. He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 where he was affiliated with the GRASP Lab. Prof. Fainekos holds a Diploma degree (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an M.Sc. degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining ASU, he held a Postdoctoral Researcher position at NEC Laboratories America in the System Analysis & Verification Group. He is currently working in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), autonomous systems, and mobile robots. In particular, his research interests include formal specification, modeling, testing, verification, synthesis, control, and monitoring for hybrid dynamical systems and discrete event systems. His software toolbox, S-TaLiRo, for requirements guided testing and monitoring of CPS has been nominated twice as a technological breakthrough by the industry. In terms of automotive applications, Prof. Fainekos research interests span formal models, control, machine learning, and planning with ultimate goal of developing safe and dependable autonomous vehicles. Prof. Fainekos is recipient of the NSF CAREER award. He was also recipient of the SCIDSE Best Researcher Junior Faculty award for 2013 and of the 2008 Frank Anger Memorial ACM SIGBED/SIGSOFT Student Award. [more ...]

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Contact Information


fainekos at asu dot edu

Office phone number

+1 (480) 965-8267

Office address

My office is in [Centerpoint] which is the "Hottest Spot in Town"!

660 W 6th St, STE 203
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Office Room Number

Centerpoint 203-17

CPSLab Room Number

Centerpoint 203-27

Mailing address

699 S. Mill Avenue, STE 553
Tempe, AZ 85281


Office hours, travel, meetings, etc

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Erkan receives the Best Paper award at IEEE ITSC 2019!


MEMOCODE 2019 paper receives Best Paper Honorable Mention!


Shakiba receives the Best Repeatability award at ACM HSCC 2019!


Georgios receives the TOP 5% BEST TEACHERS Award!


PhD Graduation: Congratulations to Dr. Tuncali! Erkan starts at Amazon soon!


Congratulations to CPSLab alumnus Dr. Abbas! Houssam starts at Oregon State as an Assistant Professor.


Congratulations to CPSLab alumnus Dr. Dokhanchi who moves on to Western Digital!


Dr. Hoxha received the Best CS PhD student of the Year 2017-18 Award! Congratulations!


PhD Graduation: Congratulations to Dr. Dokhanchi! Adel is staying at ASU for a postdoc!


PhD Graduation: Congratulations to Dr. Hoxha! Bardh is off to Southern Illinois University as an Assistant Prof!


CPSLab participates in the AFRL Summer of Innovation 2017 program!

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