Welcome to the Vehicle Computing Lab at W&M

You may think your Google Scholar citation/H-index is the indicator of your academic achievement...But "focus on the students, since graduating great students means you'll produce great research, while focusing on the research may or may not graduate great students" -- David Notkin and Yuan Xie

Please stay humble, remain reliable, and always aim high. We often overestimate what we can do in a year, but largely underestimate what can be achieved in five years or more. So, dream it, believe it, and achieve it!

Principal Investigator

Sidi Lu

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
William & Mary

Email: sidi [at] wm [dot] edu

Collaborating Graduate Students


Research Interests

Internt of Things, Wireless Sensor Network, Sensor Systems, Applied AI

2024 NSF Student Grant Awardee!


Research Interests

Robotics, Image Processing, Generative AI


External Collaborating Students; Advisor: Dr. Zheng Dong
Research Interests

Real-time Systems, Deep Learning, Software-Defined Vehicles

2024 NSF Student Grant Awardee!


Research Interests

Optimization, Heuristic Algorithms, Autonomous Driving

Starting as a PhD student at Ohio State University in Fall 2024!
Thesis: Enabling Robust Path Planning for Autonomous Vehicles Using Improved Ant Colony Algorithm 🧑‍🎓

Collaborating Undergraduate Students


Research Interests

Robotics, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, AI, Computer Vision

2024 W&M Elias Paparis Award Winner!


Research Interests

Connected Health, Vehicle Computing, Computer Vision

2024 NSF Student Grant Awardee!


Research Interests

Cybersecurity Analysis and Penetration Testing, Software Development, Edge Computing for IoT Devices, Front end UI Programming and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)


Research Interests

Robotics, Internet of Things, and Human Computer Interaction

Mentored Students


Current Enrollment

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ohio State University

Research Interests

Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Learning