Ritchie Lee is a senior staff engineer in the Autonomous Vehicle Systems Test Engineering group at Cruise, where he works on advanced validation and testing methods for autonomous vehicles.

Prior to joining Cruise, Ritchie served as a research scientist in the Robust Software Engineering (RSE) group at NASA Ames Research Center.

His research interests are in safety validation and testing, decision-making systems, machine learning, and controls.  Of particular interest is developing algorithmic tools for the design and analysis of safety-critical cyber-physical systems including aircraft collision avoidance systems, air traffic automation, autonomous ground vehicles, and unmanned aerial systems (UASs).

Ritchie holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Waterloo.