Dr.Nancy Leveson


Dr.Nancy Leveson

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Dr. Nancy Leveson is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. She has been working in the field of system safety for 37 years and supervises research in system engineering, hazard analysis, accident analysis, human-automation interaction, management of safety-critical projects, and safety culture. Her latest book, Engineering a Safer World, was published in 2012. Dr.Leveson will be presenting on the following information: 

"Building Safety (and Security) into Your Products"

To be cost-effective, safety must be built into products from the beginning. In this talk I will describe a new, more powerful approach to safety based on systems theory that can be used in the early product concept analysis. The analysis method, called STPA (System-Theoretic Process Analysis) is being used successfully on hundreds of products in most industries around the world. 

STPA works for hardware, software, human-automation interaction, and management/operations aspects of safety. It also applies to cyber-security.