Adrian Lauf

Assoc Professor

Adrian Lauf is an associate professor in the Computer Science & Engineering department at the University of Louisville’s J. B. Speed School of Engineering. He is a core faculty member at the Louisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute (LARRI) as a part of the Autonomous Intelligent Mobile Systems (AIMS) lab. Dr. Lauf’s research expertise is in cooperative autonomous aerial robotics, which has the goal of enabling swarms of autonomous UAVs to accomplish objectives in a cooperative and collaborative manner. These robot swarms use multi-domain mesh networking, decentralized decision-making, and node clustering to improve communication efficiency. Dr. Lauf also has research interests in cyber and network security, with research efforts in embedded and IoT security, as well as several projects in cybersecurity workforce development.


  • B.E. in Computer Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2005
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2007
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2010


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