Roy Dong
Roy Dong
  • Assistant Professor
142 Coordinated Science Lab

For More Information


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences; University of California, Berkeley; 2017
  • B.S. Honors in Economics; Michigan State University; 2010
  • B.S. Honors in Computer Engineering; Michigan State University; 2010

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering; August 2023 - Present
  • Research Assistant Professor; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Electrical and Computer Engineering; January 2019 - August 2023
  • Postdoctoral Researcher; University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute; May 2017 - May 2018

Research Interests

  • data manipulation, incentive design, and privacy
  • Game theory
  • Cyber-physical systems

Research Areas

  • Control
  • Decision and Control Systems

Research Topics

Selected Articles in Journals

  • I. Konstantakopoulos , K. Hamilton, Y. Murthy , T. Veeravalli, C. Spanos, R. Dong,"smartSDH: An Experimental Study of Mechanism-Based Building Control," IEEE Systems Journal.
  • T. Westenbroek, R. Dong, L. J. Ratliff, S. S. Sastry, "Competitive Statistical Estimation with Strategic Data Sources," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
  • K. R. Driggs-Campbell, R. Dong, Ruzena Bajcsy, "Robust, Informative Human-in-the-Loop Predictions via Empirical Reachable Sets," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles, vol. 3, issue 3, 2018.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • R. Dong, H. ZHANG, L. J. Ratliff, "Approximate Regions of Attraction in Learning with Decision-Dependent Distributions," Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, 2023.
  • O. Afolabi, K. R. Driggs-Campbell, R. Dong, M. Kochenderfer, S. S. Sastry, "People as Sensors: Imputing Maps from Human Actions," in the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2018.
  • D. Calderone, R. Dong, S. S. Sastry, "External-Cost Wardrop Equilibria in Routing Games," in the IEEE 20th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2017.
  • R. Dong, W. Krichene, A. M. Bayen, and S. S. Sastry, "Differential Privacy of Populations in Routing Games," in the IEEE 54th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2015.

Recent Courses Taught

  • ECE 120 - Introduction to Computing
  • ECE 486 - Control Systems
  • ECE 515 (ME 540) - Control System Theory & Design
  • ECE 528 (ME 546, SE 520) - Analysis of Nonlinear Systems
  • IE 300 BD1 (IE 300 BD2, IE 300 BD3, IE 300 BD4, IE 300 BL1) - Analysis of Data
  • IE 521 - Convex Optimization

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