Keynote Address: Co-Director of MIT’s Engineering Systems Lab John Thomas, Ph.D.
NATCA was honored to welcome Co-Director of MIT’s Engineering Systems Lab John Thomas, Ph.D. to the CFS 2023 stage. Dr. Thomas is a leading expert in system-theoretic accident model and process (STAMP) based methods like system theoretic process analysis (STPA). That technical jargon means that accidents generally result from inadequate enforcement of system safety constraints in design, development, and operations and that through analysis one can understand the entire systemic causal factors involved in an accident.
Read more about Thomas and his work to help ensure potentially hazardous or undesirable software behaviors are systematically identified and controlled here.