Speaker: Professor Antoine Rauzy of the Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim
Topic: New challenges and opportunities for Model-Based Risk Analyses
Overview: Industrial production systems are becoming increasingly complex. Pure mechanical systems are being replaced by mechatronic and cyber-physical systems, i.e. systems that incorporate massive numbers of electronic and software parts. Within an environment of increasing economic constraints in design, development and the manufacture of systems and components, the various engineering disciplines are greatly relying on the use of computer based models to reduce time effort and cost. Nowadays, each complex system comes with hundreds of developed models. We have now entered the era of model-based systems engineering and Risk Analysts are thus facing at least three new challenges:
1. How to perform risk analyses of electronic and software intensive systems, given that it is quite clear that traditional methods are not suitable as they provide overly pessimistic results.
2. How to better integrate risk analyses with other systems engineering disciplines, i.e. eventually how to ensure that models designed by risk analysts are “speaking” about the same system as those coming from other engineering disciplines.
3. How to take advantage of new technological opportunities offered by the recent progress in big data and artificial intelligence technologies.
In this talk, Antoine shall discuss the new challenges (and some old ones) of risk assessment from the point of view of model engineering. Antoine will argue that the emerging science of complex systems is the science of models and that this calls for a change in paradigm regarding risk analyses.
Professor Antoine B. Rauzy, PhD is Professor of Computer Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. He is also the Director of the Chair Blériot-Fabre, ‘Dependable Embedded Systems’ founded by the SAFRAN group at Ecole Centrale de Paris Supélec.
Over the last 20 years, Antoine has been involved in academia and industry. Some of his notable positions have been: Research Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Professor at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France), CEO of the start-up company ARBoost Technologies, Founder and Director of the R&D department on Systems Engineering at Dassault Systemes (largest French software editor).
Antoine has extensively worked and researched in the Reliability Engineering and System Safety field; more recently extending his research topics to Systems Engineering. He has published over 150 articles in international journals and developed state-of-the-art software for probabilistic safety/risk analyses. He is also the main designer of the AltaRica modelling language.