Cognizant Autonomous Systems for Safety Critical Applications Workshop

ION’s Cognizant Autonomous Systems for Safety Critical Applications Workshop (CASSCA).

Featuring well-recognized experts and leaders from government, industry and academia.

The workshop will discuss the opportunities and challenges (technical, commercial, ethical, and legal) associated with developing fully autonomous systems that are cognizant and trustworthy for safety critical applications.

Monday, January 29, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA

Sponsored by the Institute of Navigation, the workshop is free to attend.

Organizer: Prof. Zak Kassas, University of California, Riverside


Workshop Program

The following speakers have been confirmed. Additional speakers and details will be added soon.




David Corman

Program Manager, Cyber-Physical Systems Program

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Paul DeBitetto

Vice President, Software Engineering

Top Flight Technologies

Finch Fulton

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Joao Hespanha

Professor and Chair of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of California, Santa Barbara

Robert Peterson

Professor and Director of Center for Insurance Law and Regulation

Santa Clara University

Signe Redfield

Roboticist and Mission Manager

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Giorgio Rizzoni

Professor and Director of Center for Automotive Research

The Ohio State University

Steven Rogers

Senior Scientist for Automatic Target Recognition and Sensor Fusion

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)