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Ganesh J. Pai

I am a contractor member of the scientific staff at NASA Ames Research Center, employed by KBR, Inc. as Principal Technical Professional (Software Engineering). I undertake both research and engineering to support the Agency's missions and projects, working within the Robust Software Engineering (RSE) technical area of the Intelligent Systems Division (Code TI). I am a member of the IEEE Computer Society, and a senior member of both the IEEE and the AIAA.

My research interest is dependability in engineered systems and software, with an emphasis on safety. My current research focuses on assurance of autonomy primarily in aeronautical systems, though it is also being applied to underwater vehicles. My research also addresses

  • safety analysis and assurance of both ground-based and airborne aviation systems and software, and
  • all aspects of safety related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their operations.

Additionally, I contribute to the engineering of the Assurance
Case Automation Toolset (AdvoCATE).

I am also involved in the following standardization efforts:

Current Events

The following are events in 2022 in which I am on the program committee. Please consider submitting a paper and/or attending.

Earlier Events

I was on the program committee of the following events, which occurred in 2021:

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