ASME Santa Clara Valley Section: IEEE-VTS: Autonomous Vehicles and Software Safety Engineering
June 16 12:00PM - June 16 1:00PM, 2022
16 June 12:00 - 16 June 1:00, 2022
Abstract: Safety assurance remains a significant hurdle for widespread deployment of autonomous vehicle technology. The emphasis for decades has been on getting the technology to work well enough on everyday situations. However, achieving safety for these life-critical systems requires more. While safety encompasses correct operation for the mundane, it also requires special attention to mitigating the risk presented by rare but high consequence potential loss events. In this talk I’ll cover some history of autonomous vehicle development and safety at the Carnegie Mellon National Robotics Engineering Center that led over the years to the development of the ANSI/UL 4600 standard for autonomous vehicle safety. I’ll also touch upon activities specific to safety engineering, why a heavy tail distribution of rare events makes ensuring safety so difficult, why brute force road testing won’t ensure safety, and the emergence of safety assurance cases as the approach of choice for autonomous vehicle safety. Speaker: Prof. Philip Koopman is an internationally recognized expert on Autonomous Vehicle (AV) safety whose work in that area spans over 25 years. He is also actively involved with AV policy and standards as well as more general embedded system design and software quality. His pioneering research work includes software robustness testing and run time monitoring of autonomous systems to identify how they break and how to fix them. He has extensive experience in software safety and software quality across numerous transportation, industrial, and defense application domains including conventional automotive software and hardware systems. Phil was the principal technical contributor to the UL 4600 standard for autonomous system safety issued in 2020. He is a faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon University ECE department where he teaches software skills for mission-critical systems. In 2018 Phil was awarded the highly selective IEEE-SSIT Carl Barus Award for outstanding service in the public interest for his work in promoting automotive computer-based system safety. Phil is an IEEE Senior Member, ACM Senior Member, and SAE Member.
Venue & Location
Virtual event on June 16, 2022 at 12pm Pacific Time / 3pm Eastern Time
ASME Santa Clara Valley Section - Santa Clara, CA, USA
This event is being organized by volunteers of the ASME section.
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