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September 27, 2023

Koopman Receives ISSS Educator of the Year Award

Krista Burns

The International System Safety Society (ISSS) recognizes outstanding efforts by system safety professionals. Phil Koopman, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the 2023 recipient of the Educator of the Year Award for his achievement in, and contribution to, system safety education and the advancement of the state of knowledge in system safety.

The ISSS is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting safety professionals in the application of systems engineering and systems management to the process of hazard, safety, and risk analysis. ISSS is international in scope and draws members throughout the world. It is affiliated with major corporations, educational institutions, and other agencies in the United States as well as abroad.

Recognized for his YouTube videos, podcasts, and social media activity on LinkedIn, Koopman brings awareness to self-driving car safety, embedded system dependability, safety critical systems, embedded control networks, distributed embedded systems, secure embedded systems, and embedded systems education.

A leading expert in autonomous vehicle (AV) safety, Koopman is an internationally recognized expert on 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.

The awards were presented at the annual Awards Banquet during the International System Safety Summit and Training.