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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).

My research interests lie in the areas of systems and software engineering with a focus on dependability and safety. My current research addresses three interrelated topics:

  • assurance of autonomy as deployed in aviation systems,
  • 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).

My alma mater is the University of Virginia, from where I graduated with degrees in Computer Engineering (PhD), and Electrical Engineering (MS). I am a member of the IEEE Computer Society, and a senior member of both the IEEE and the AIAA.


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