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Associate Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, University of Virginia

Dr. Madhur Behl is an Associate Professor in the departments of Computer Science, and Systems and Information Engineering, and a member of the Cyber-Physical Systems Link Lab at the University of Virginia.

He received his Ph.D. (2015) and M.S. (2012), in Electrical and Systems Engineering, both from the University of Pennsylvania; and his bachelor's degree (2009) in ECE from PEC University of Technology in India.

He is the team principal of the Cavalier Autonomous Racing team. Behl is also the co-founder, organizer, and the race director for the F1/10 (F1tenth) International Autonomous Racing Competitions. He is an associate editor for the SAE Journal on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and a guest editor for the Journal of Field Robotics. He also serves on the on the Academic Advisory Council of the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) campaign, to help promote public understanding about autonomous vehicles and their potential benefits. Dr. Behl is an IEEE Senior Member and the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2021).


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence , University of Virginia


  • 2015 
    University of Pennsylvania, PhD / Electrical and Systems Engineering