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Kenny Hoang

Kenny is a product manager at Applied Intuition and leads the development of the company’s verification and validation product suite. Prior to Applied, he was a product manager working on simulation and evaluation software products at Waymo. He graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and robotics from the University of Pennsylvania.


V&V best practices and solutions for building safe autonomous systems

Verification and validation (V&V) of autonomous systems is a challenging task. Autonomy programs must define and follow a rigorous V&V process to ensure the safety of the systems they develop. In this presentation, we will discuss how programs should define validation goals: System capabilities, requirements, and operational design domain (ODD) taxonomy. We’ll also discuss how programs can create a comprehensive scenario library to rigorously test validation goals, as well as how to calculate and measure test coverage to understand the space of known and unknown information and, ultimately, the conditions that an autonomous system can and cannot handle safely.