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Cody H. Fleming

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Olsson 102B
Phone: 434-924-7460
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Ph.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
M.Eng. Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
B.S. Mech. Engineering, Hope College


Cody Fleming joined the Systems and Information Engineering faculty in August 2015. Cody received his doctoral degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he focused on formally and rigorously integrating safety analysis into early concept development of complex systems. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hope College with honors (summa cum laude) and a masters degree in Civil Engineering from MIT. Prior to returning to MIT, he spent 5 years working in space system development for various satellite and laser projects, specializing in dynamics, design, and systems integration. Cody was the recipient of Douwe B. Entema Prize, awarded to the top student in engineering, and the Alvin W. Vanderbush Award, given to the top scholar-athlete at Hope College. He recently received the Best Paper Award at the 25th Anniversary INCOSE International Symposium.

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  • Safety and Risk Identification for Complex, Sociotechnical Systems
  • System Architecting and Concept Development
  • Human-automation Interaction and its effects on system safety
  • Dynamical Systems and Control

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