Professor of aeronautics and astronautics, engineering systems
areas of expertise: systems safety
Nancy Leveson is professor of aeronautics and astronautics and professor of engineering systems at MIT. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Leveson conducts research on the topics of system safety, software safety, software and system engineering, and human-computer interaction.
In 1999, she received the ACM Allen Newell Award for outstanding computer science research and in 1995 the AIAA Information Systems Award for "developing the field of software safety and for promoting responsible software and system engineering practices where life and property are at stake." In 2005, she received the ACM Sigsoft Outstanding Research Award. She has published more than 200 research papers and is author of a book, Safeware: System Safety and Computers published by Addison-Wesley. She consults extensively in many industries on the ways to prevent accidents.
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