Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management (TIM) Program will host a lecture on Oct. 29, 2015 by Chris Hobbs, author and software safety consultant at QNX Software Systems, entitled When are Software Systems Safe Enough?
When: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 from 6 p.m.to 9 p.m.
Where: Carleton University, 2200 River Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Increasingly, embedded devices are being deployed in applications where injury to human life or the environment can result from failures.
Hobbs has recently worked with railway signalling systems, robots performing hip surgery, industrial robots working alongside humans, medical analysers, undersea drill-heads and autonomous and semi-autonomous cars. The development of these systems places stress on the validation and verification on the product’s architecture and design.
This talk will cover the changing nature of safety-critical software over the last 20 years, including a brief discussion of the standards that are directing development in the medical, industrial and automotive fields.
About Chris Hobbs
Hobbs was educated as a mathematical philosopher, but finding few jobs available, fell enthusiastically into computer programming where he has spent the last 40 years avoiding management positions and remaining at the leading edge of software development. He currently works for QNX Software Systems as part of a team focussed on deploying operating systems into safety-critical systems. Within QNX ,he works on the safety certification of products and spends a lot of time helping customers design systems to meet specific safety requirements. He is the author of Embedded Software Development for Safety-Critical Systems published by CRC Press.