Christopher Temple is Lead Safety & Reliability Architect at Arm.
Christopher Temple is Lead Safety & Reliability Architect at Arm, where he develops the safety and reliability technology roadmap, and drives thought leadership in next generation cost effective safety systems. He holds a diploma in electrical engineering and control theory, and a PhD in computer science.
Prior to joining Arm he worked in strategy & innovation management roles at Freescale Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies and Intel in the field of advanced automotive technology with a focus on distributed ultra-dependable systems. He has more than 50 publications and conference contributions, and has been the main innovator on more than a dozen patents. He has been an active member in the German subcommittee of the ISO 26262 functional safety standard since 2011.
Elana Copperman, PhD is a System Safety Architect at Mobileye (part of Intel).
She provides support for designing safety features in Mobileye products, including system boot; drivers; and Linux infrastructure. Before working at Mobileye, she worked as a Security Architect for Cisco-Il (formerly NDS) and more recently as a security consultant for major European automotive concerns on behalf of various Israeli startups. Her research interests focus on software engineering methodologies and security engineering.
Governing Board Chair
Gabriele Paoloni is an Open Source Community Technical Leader at Red Hat where he defines best methodologies and requirements to qualify Linux for functional safety usage.
He is a passionate technologist and has strong experience in both functional safety and Linux Kernel development, including previous roles leading FuSa software architecture for Intel platforms, CCIX vice chairman of the TDL working group and HiSilicon PCIe Linux maintainer.
Gabriele received a master’s degree with honors in electronic engineering from the University of Rome.
Jason Smith is currently the Principal Engineer for Robotics and Control Systems Consumer Technology at UL LLC.
Jason Smith is currently the Principal Engineer for Robots and Control Systems in Consumer Technology at UL LLC, based in Northbrook, IL, and has been at UL for 16 years, at which time Jason also served as UL’s Principal Engineer for Functional Safety. Jason has extensive working knowledge and experience in US, Canadian, and International Functional Safety standards such as UL 991, UL 1998, IEC/UL 60730-1, IEC 61508, ISO 13849, as well as standards for safety analyses, hazard analysis, and risk assessment in ISO 12100, IEC 60812, and Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA). In addition, Jason has worked with robotic safety standards such as UL 1740, UL 3100, UL 3300, ISO 10218, ISO 13482, and autonomous systems standard UL 4600. He is presently a member of IEC Technical Committees TC44, TC65, and TC116 Functional Safety ad hoc group, ISO/TC 299, IECEE CMC WG32, CSA C22.2 No. 340 for Battery Management Systems, and Enabling Linux in Safety Applications (ELISA).
Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northern Illinois University, and has over 20 years of experience working with software, embedded control systems, and Functional Safety. When Jason isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, traveling, playing bass guitar in a rock & roll band, and golfing.
Jochen Kall is a Safety Expert at ITK Engineering GmbH representing Toyota at ELISA.
Dr. rer. Nat. Jochen Kall has been an Expert Engineer in the field of functional safety at ITK Engineering since 2016. Here, he works on safety development projects for a wide range of customers in various domains including automotive, commercial trucks and general engineering. In the ELISA group, he supports and represents Toyota.
Jochen Kall holds a masters’ degree in mathematics and gained a PHD in the field of computational fluid dynamics on networks at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern in Germany.
Kate Stewart is the VP, Dependable Embedded Systems at The Linux Foundation.
She is responsible for the Open Source Compliance and Safety Certification related programs. She is acting representative from the medical devices working group to the TSC. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched Real-Time Linux, Zephyr Project, CHAOSS, ELISA and ACT programs.
With almost 30 years of experience in the software industry, she has held a variety of roles and worked as a developer in Canada, Australia, and the US and for the last 20 years has managed software development teams in the US, Canada, UK, India, and China. She received her Master’s in computer science from University of Waterloo and Bachelor’s of computer science (co-op program) from the University of Manitoba.
Lukas is a community member since the inception of the ELISA project.
Lukas Bulwahn received a diploma in computer science and a PhD in formal methods from Technische Universität München. From 2012 to 2021, he worked at BMW on research and development of an open-source software platform for autonomous driving systems.
One part of this research has been the development of Adaptive AUTOSAR, a standard to develop future software in C++ on top of POSIX operating systems. As another part of this research, he considers if Linux is sufficient for use as operating system for autonomous driving, which ultimately led to his participation in the OSADL SIL2LinuxMP project and Linux Foundation ELISA project, where this question is answered in an industrial collaboration.
He has presented his work at various industrial and open-source conferences, including FOSDEM, ELCE ‘17 & ‘18, Open-Source Summit Japan 2017, safe.tech 2018, Verification Futures 2018, Functional Safety 2019 and many more. He is active in collaboration with academia, in the program committee of Formal Verification of Autonomous Vehicles Workshop, Empirical Formal Methods Workshop and Industry Program Committee International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering 2019, and on the scientific board of Operational Safe Systems 2019.
Paul Albertella is a consultant at Codethink.
With more than 30 years development experience in the automotive, mobile device and financial sectors, Paul is passionate about software engineering processes and the role that open source software and open communities are playing in their evolution.
He is a certified functional safety practitioner and has been involved in ELISA since the start of the project.
Philipp Ahmann is manager at ADIT (a joint venture of Robert Bosch GmbH and DENSO Corporation).
Philipp Ahmann is manager at ADIT (a joint venture of Robert Bosch GmbH and DENSO Corporation) and has been participating in the ELISA project since the start.
He has more than ten years of experience in automotive infotainment base platforms, utilizing complex multi-core chipsets. Also, he is leading a group of engineers who are responsible for system integration (CI/CD), testing, development infrastructure and tooling within ADIT.
His automotive expertise started with integration of components in System on Chip hardware and PCB board design for the same. From there, Philipp moved over to the field of software development with initial responsibility for bootloader and Linux software board bring up.
After working within the Linaro community and several years as lead of the test development within ADIT, he became software project leader. The projects mainly target OSS based in-vehicle-infotainment base platforms on various hardware variants. Nowadays also build infrastructure as well as software base platform for autonomous driving products are in his responsibility.
Shuah Khan is a Linux Kernel Fellow at The Linux Foundation.
She is an experienced Linux Kernel developer, maintainer, and contributor. She maintains Kernel Selftest framework, USB over IP driver, and cpupower. She is an active contributor to the Linux media subsystem. She has contributed to IOMMU, and DMA areas.
Shuah is passionate about mentoring and helping new developers. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise in her blogs, talks, and articles. She leads the Linux Mentorship programs at the Linux Foundation to help add new and diverse talent into the Linux kernel and other open source communities to benefit the Linux and open source ecosystem. She serves on the Linux kernel Code of Conduct committee. In addition, she serves as the ELISA TSC Chair focusing on connecting ELISA Safety community with the Linux kernel community and overseeing ELISA technical direction.
She authored A Beginner’s Guide to Linux Kernel Development (LFD103) <https://training.linuxfoundation.org/training/a-beginners-guide-to-linux-kernel-development-lfd103/> a free training from the Linux Foundation.
In addition, she is helping with stable release kernel testing. She publishes blogs on Linux Kernel topics on her blog site at http://www.gonehiking.org/ShuahLinuxBlogs/. She has presented at several Linux conferences and Linux Kernel Developer Keynote Panels. She served on the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board. She authored Linux Kernel Testing and Debugging paper published on the Linux Journal and wrote several Linux Journal kernel news articles.