Dr. Wei

Peng Wei

Assistant Professor
SEH 3600 | Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 202-994-0895
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Control
  • Optimization
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University, with courtesy appointments at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department. By contributing to the intersection of control, optimization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, I develop autonomy and decision support tools for aeronautics, aviation and aerial robotics. My current focus is on safety, efficiency, and scalability of decision making systems in complex, uncertain and dynamic environments. 



  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013
  • M.S., Stony Brook University, 2009
  • B.S., Tsinghua University, 2007


  • P. Pradeep and P. Wei, “Energy Efficient Arrival with RTA Constraint for Multirotor eVTOL in Urban Air Mobility”, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, vol. 16, no. 7, July 2019
  • X. Yang and P. Wei, “Scalable Multi-Agent Computational Guidance with Separation Assurance for Autonomous Urban Air Mobility Operations”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 43, no. 8, Aug. 2020
  • M. Brittain, X. Yang, and P. Wei, “A Deep Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning Approach to Autonomous Separation Assurance”, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Aug. 2021
  • G. Zhu, P. Wei, R. Hoffman, and B. Hackney, “Saturation Technique for Optimizing Planned Acceptance Rates in Traffic Management Initiatives”, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Maui, Hawaii, Nov. 2018
  • S. A. M. Shihab and P. Wei, “A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach to Seat Inventory Control for Airline Revenue Management”, Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, Mar. 2021
  • X. Zheng and P. Wei, “Air Transportation Direct Share Time Series Forecasting: A Hybrid Model”, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, vol. 17, no. 12, Dec. 2020
  • J. Bertram and P. Wei, “An Efficient Algorithm for Multiple-Pursuer-Multiple-Evader Pursuit/Evasion Game”, AIAA SciTech, Virtual Conference, Jan. 2021


  • NSF CAREER Award, 2021
  • GW-SEAS Engineers' Council Professor of the Year Award, 2021
  • Keynote Speaker, 2nd International Symposium on Air Traffic Management for Civil Aviation, 2020
  • Honoree, Stony Brook University 40 Under Forty, 2019
  • Keynote Speaker, SITRAER XVIII - Brazil Air Transportation Symposium, 2019
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE/CSAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference (GNCC), 2018
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference for Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT), 2018
  • Black and Veatch Faculty Fellow at Iowa State University College of Engineering, 2017
  • Purdue College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, 2013