Carnegie Mellon University
March 06, 2018

Koopman receives IEEE's Carl Barus Award

Philip Koopman recently won the 2018 IEEE-SSIT Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest. This award is given to an individual or group who has acted within IEEE's field of interest to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the public, despite the risks to their own career or professional reputation. Koopman received the award for publicizing and successfully testifying about the dangers associated with the automotive software defects he discovered that caused unintended acceleration. This highly selective award has only been presented 12 times since 1978. Read the article.