Volpe Electrical Engineer to Speak on Hazard Analysis Techniques for Integrated Systems
October 23, 2012
About the Event
Dr. Qi Van Eikema Hommes, Senior Electronics Engineer, Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, will speak on the topic of "Better Means to Anticipate What May Go Wrong, Assessment of Hazard Analysis Techniques for Increasingly Complex Electronic Control Systems in Highly Integrated Systems."
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.
Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway, Kendall Square
About the Speaker
Dr. Van Eikema Hommes is a Senior Electronics Engineer in the Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center. She currently leads Volpe's research efforts on system safety for automotive electronics and controls software.
Prior to joining Volpe, Dr. Van Eikema Hommes worked as a Research Associate and Lecturer with the Engineering Systems Division at MIT, where she continues to teach Systems Engineering—one of the core requirements in the MIT Systems Design and Management Program. At MIT, she supervised graduate student theses on system safety in a variety of domains including the medical device industry and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Dr. Van Eikema Hommes also has eight years of work experience in the automotive industry, with both Ford Motor Company and General Motors. Her automotive experience includes positions as a Powertrain Systems Engineer, a Research Scientist for model-based Control System Development, and a Senior Scientist for vehicle development methods research.
Dr. Van Eikema Hommes holds a SM degree and a PhD degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. She has published a number of papers in the American Society of Mechanical Engineering Design Theory and Methodology Conference, Society of Automotive Engineering Congress, and International Council of Systems Engineering Conference. She has written book chapters, and also has several internal technical publications both at Ford and GM.
About the Speaker Series
Featuring Volpe experts, Transportation Trajectories is a dialogue on advancing transportation innovation for the public good. Join us as Volpe staff describe their work, share their knowledge of the transportation enterprise, and respond to questions from participants.