Let’s come together on Oct 25th to drive cross-industry discussion on "Safe AI" and enable an autonomous tomorrow.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have taken off in recent years, and have advanced to the point where they are beginning to become integrated into our daily lives. However, one area of AI/ML that is still in its infant stages and warrants much needed attention is "Safe Autonomy". Safety in AI-based systems is critical and undoubtedly one of the most difficult challenges to solve. At PRECISE's 6th Annual Industry Day Conference, experts from both industry and academia will gather to present about and discuss this topic in depth, across various industries (automotive, medical, etc.). You will learn about the latest advancements in the field of "Safe AI", and have the unique opportunity to network with subject matter experts to share information and be part of a movement that is taking AI to the next level in its evolution.

Our speakers, who are leaders in their field, will attempt to address critical questions such as:

Scroll below to see Industry Day 2019's keynote speaker, industry presenters, agenda, registration, and travel information.

We look forward to seeing you here in Philadelphia, at the University of Pennsylvania, to be a part of this very special event!



Inventor, Leader, and Visionary in Machine Programming

Dr. Justin Gottschlich, a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Intel Labs, is a prominent figure in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). His research in AI focuses on machine programming, anomaly detection, neural network verification, deep learning, and autonomous systems. Currently, he leads a team of AI researchers in the Programming Systems Research Group at Intel Labs, where he is the lead principal investigator and co-founder of the $6M Intel-NSF joint CAPA Research Center, which aims to simplify the programmability of heterogeneous computing. He also is responsible for directing Intel’s portfolio of intellectual property related to machine programming (MP).


"Machine Programming: Anomalies and the Future of Safe Autonomy"

Gottschlich as a major influencer in the field of safe autonomy, thanks to his groundbreaking work in advancing the unification of academia and industry to collectively solve some of the most challenging technical issues facing the world today.



To protect speakers’ privacy and to ensure that they can speak freely with the audience, presentations will not be recorded nor posted publicly. Any type of recording (e.g., photos of slides, audio or video recordings) is strictly prohibited.

  8:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

  8:45 AM

Welcome/Introduction & PRECISE Overview

  9:00 AM

"Ready, Fire, Aim! AI for Safety-Critical Systems"

Darren Cofer

  9:15 AM

"Autonomous Systems in the Aerospace and Defense Sector"

Robie I. Samanta Roy

  9:30 AM

"Trustworthy Autonomous Systems"

Mauricio Castillo-Effen

  9:45 AM

PRECISE Presentation

Oleg Sokolsky

  9:55 AM

PRECISE Presentation

George Pappas

10:05 AM


10:10 AM

Fireside Chat: "Bridging the commercialization gap between Safe AI technology solutions and End-Users for Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)"

David Rhew
Aiman Abdel-Malek
Sandhya S. Pillalamarri

10:40 AM

PRECISE Presentation

James Weimer

11:00 AM

"Building an AI Engine for Time Series Data Analytics"

Jian Chang
Sanjian Chen

11:30 PM


  1:00 PM

Keynote: "Machine Programming: Anomalies and the Future of Safe Autonomy"

Justin Gottschlich

  2:00 PM

"Automated Driving at Daimler Trucks"

Christina Werner

  2:15 PM

"Fail-Safe Architectures for Autonomous Guided Vehicles"

Justinian Rosca

  2:30 PM

"LG's Open Source Autonomous Driving Simulator"

Steve Lemke

  2:45 PM

"Velodyne's Next Generation of Sensors & True Autonomy"

Anand Gopalan

  3:00 PM

"An Open, Transparent, Industry-Driven Approach to AV Safety"

Jack Weast

  3:15 PM


  3:30 PM

PRECISE Presentation

Rahul Mangharam

  3:40 PM

PRECISE Presentation

Linh Thi Xuan Phan

  3:50 PM

PRECISE Presentation

Osbert Bastani

  4:00 PM

PRECISE Presentation

Rajeev Alur

  4:10 PM

PRECISE Presentation

Mayur Naik

  4:20 PM

PRECISE Presentation

Joe Devietti

  4:30 PM

PRECISE Outreach

James Weimer

  4:40 PM


  4:55 PM

"Reasoning about Security of Amazon Web Services"

Byron Cook

  5:10 PM

"Improving Productivity and Performance for Writing ML Models"

Vinod Grover

  5:25 PM

"Verification and Validation Issues in Machine-Learning and Control"

Rance Cleaveland

  5:40 PM

PhDc Poster Overview

  6:30 PM


  6:40 PM

Reception & Poster Session

General: $200 (NO REFUND)
*** Registration NOT required for Speakers ***



University of Pennsylvania

Wu & Chen Auditorium

Levine Hall Lobby Level
3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


On-Campus Phone: Dial 511

Penn Police/Public Safety: (215) 573-3333

Closest Hospital Emergency:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Closest Urgent Care Clinic:
Penn Presbyterian Med Center, 51 North 39th Street


The closest garage, "Chestnut 34", is located at the northeast corner of 34th Street between Ludlow and Chestnut Streets. Please enter off of 34th, north of Chestnut. This garage does not accept cash. Credit and Debit cards are acceptable.



Airport: PHL

Amtrak: 30th Street

SEPTA/Regional Rail: University City


This conference is non-residential and delegates are requested to make their own accommodation bookings.

Our discounted rate at AKA University City will be available from 15 July to 15 August 2019. Please contact Ralhan Patel with reservation.

  • Studio Suites - $275.00 plus tax per night
  • One Bedroom Premium Suites - $315.00 plus tax per night


Other hotels near the venue:

Other hotels near the venue:

The Study at University City
(215) 387-1400

Sheraton, University City
(215) 387-8000

Inn at Penn
(215) 222-0200


Wai-Ping "Liz" Ng

Assistant Director, PRECISE
Associate Director, Embedded Systems MSE
University of Pennsylvania
wng@cis.upenn.edu | Office: (215) 898-8543

Wai-Ping "Liz" Ng

Assistant Director, PRECISE
Associate Director, Embedded Systems MSE
University of Pennsylvania
wng@cis.upenn.edu | Office: (215) 898-8543






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