Introduction to Software Safety - 2 Webinar Series presented by Dennis Frailey

Today, many safety-critical devices are controlled or heavily affected by software. This two-part presentation provides an introductory overview of the issues, techniques, and standards associated with software safety.

  • Webinar 1 describes how software contributes to safety, the various challenges associated with software safety, and the standards and processes most commonly applied in this field.
  • Webinar 2 focuses on techniques for achieving safer software, including both software component analysis and system control analysis. This presentation concludes with a review of certain software-specific issues, such as what to do about "off the shelf" and "free" software in safety-critical applications.

Presenter: Dr. Dennis J Frailey recently retired as Principal Fellow from Raytheon Company in Plano, Texas where (among other things) he worked on safety critical applications. He continues as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Southern Methodist University and also at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he teaches graduate courses in software engineering management, quality engineering and software measurement. He’s been a distinguished lecturer for both the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society for over 30 years and served as an ABET engineering accreditation program evaluator in computer science, computer engineering and software engineering from 1986 until 2014. Dr. Frailey is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Senior Member. He holds an MS and PhD in computer science (Purdue) and a BS in mathematics (Notre Dame).

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