Alexander Pretschner (Technical University of Munich) – Testing Cyber-Physical Systems— The Automotive Case

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Test automation is a big problem in industry. The bigger problem is that of test case selection: what makes a test case a good test case? We will discuss various strategies for testing cyber-physical systems, including tests for discrete and continuous behaviors, testing various levels of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), testing with models of a system and its environment, and testing with recorded data. We will look into results, practical experiences, and gaps; and speculate about the future of QA in this domain.

Speaker’s Biography

Alexander Pretschner is a full professor for software engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany,; a scientific director at the fortiss research and technology transfer institute in Munich,; and the speaker of the board of the Munich Center for Internet Research, Research focus on testing, specifically model-based testing, and security, specifically distributed data usage control, integrity, and software obfuscation. Diploma and MS degrees from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and The University of Kansas, USA; PhD from TU Munich. Prior positions include those of a senior researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland; of a group manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering and of an adjunct associate professor at TU Kaiserslautern, Germany; and of a full professor for certifiable trustworthy IT systems at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Guest professor/visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, the University of Innsbruck, Austria, the University of Trento, Italy, and the ENS des Télécommunications in Rennes, France. Recipient of a Google focused research award, a Google research award, two IBM faculty awards, a Fulbright scholarship, and several best paper awards. Member of various advisory boards, program/organization and steering committees; consultant for industrial and academic organizations; regular reviewer for international research funding organizations.

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