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University of California, Irvine

Assurance of autonomous driving dependability and security

Leveraging manually- and automatically-produced software test generation and automated repair techniques for continuous assurance of Autonomous Driving Software in terms of reliability and security.

Joshua Garcia

University of California, Irvine

Center of Excellence Director

Ongoing Research

  • Scenarios-based Testing for AV Security & Safety
  • Semantic AI Security in Autonomous Driving
  • Diverse, automated test generation for autonomous driving software
  • Efficient test generation for revealing autonomous driving software bugs
  • Test generation for configuration-oriented bugs in autonomous driving software
  • Construction of reusable, interoperable infrastructure, benchmarks, and datasets for software testing and analysis of autonomous driving software
  • Automated program repair for autonomous driving software

Selected Publications

  • Does Physical Adversarial Example Really Matter to Autonomous Driving? Towards System-Level Effect of Adversarial Object Evasion Attack, ICCV 2023
  • scenoRITA: Generating Diverse, Fully Mutable, Test Scenarios for Autonomous Vehicle Planning, IEEE TSE 2023
  • Doppelgänger Test Generation for Revealing Bugs in Autonomous Driving Software, IEEE/ACM ICSE 2023
  • Too Afraid to Drive: Systematic Discovery of Semantic DoS Vulnerability in Autonomous Driving Planning under Physical-World Attacks, NDSS 2022
  • Invisible in both Camera and LiDAR: Security of Multi-Sensor Fusion based Perception in Autonomous Driving Under Physical-World Attacks, IEEE S&P, 2021
  • Dirty Road Can Attack: Security of Deep Learning-based Automated Lane Centering under Physical-World Adversarial Attack, Usenix Security 2021
  • Forecasting Architectural Decay from Evolutionary History, IEEE TSE 2022
  • A Comprehensive Study of Autonomous Vehicle Bugs, ACM/IEEE ICSE 2020
  • Drift with Devil: Security of Multi-Sensor Fusion-based Localization in High-Level Autonomous Driving under GPS Spoofing, Usenix Security 2020
  • Detection and Repair of Architectural Inconsistencies in Java, ACM/IEEE ICSE 2019