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Philip Koopman

Carnegie Mellon University
Associate Professor
Prof. Philip Koopman is a faculty member in the Carnegie Mellon University ECE department, with additional affiliations with the Institute for Software Research and the Robotics Institute. He leads research on safe and secure embedded systems and teaches cost-effective embedded system design techniques.

He has over 20 years of experience with autonomous vehicle safety, dating back to the CMU Navlab team and the Automated Highway Systems (AHS) program. His most recent projects include using stress testing and run-time monitoring to ensure safety for a variety of vehicle and robotic applications for the research, industry, and defense sectors. He has additional experience with automotive and industrial functional safety, including testifying as an expert in vehicle safety class action litigation and consulting to NHTSA.
He is co-founder of Edge Case Research, which provides tools and services for autonomous vehicle testing and safety validation.

His pre-university career includes experience as a U.S. Navy submarine officer, embedded CPU designer at Harris Semiconductor, and embedded system architect at United Technologies. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Senior Member of ACM, and a member of SAE. He is also the 2018 winner of the Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest for his work on automotive software safety.