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Marking the publication of Professor Nancy Leveson's new book, Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety, she is holding a workshop in system safety approaches on April 17-19.

Traditional system safety approaches are being challenged by the introduction of new technology and the increasing complexity of the systems we are attempting to build. The book describes STAMP/STPA, a new systems thinking approach to engineering safer systems. The techniques described in the book are already being used in space, aviation, medical, defense, nuclear, automotive, food and other applications.

On Tuesday, April 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Stata Center, the first day of the workshop will feature a tutorial for beginners and a parallel advanced tutorial. (Space is full for the workshop presentations on the other two days, with more than 200 registrants from 19 countries). Register for the tutorial online

This event is co-sponsored by the MIT Engineering Systems Division, the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the MIT Industrial Liaison Program.

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