Architecting Autonomous Driving Systems with AI

Seminario del dott. Riccardo Mariani, Vice-President, Industry Safety presso NVIDIA

  • Data: 17 aprile 2020 dalle 15:00 alle 17:00

  • Luogo: Virtual room of the course "Industrial Trends in Electronics M" (


In order to realize widescale deployment, AI-enabled autonomous driving systems (ADS) demand software-defined, end-to-end architectures that are functionally safe. This presentation will delve into some of the key elements and challenges associated with ADS, including functional safety design and validation.  It will also look at today’s ADS standardization landscape and ongoing industry collaboration activities.

About the speaker

Riccardo Mariani is widely recognized as an expert in functional safety and integrated circuit reliability. In his current role as VP of Industry Safety at NVIDIA, he is responsible for driving safety alignment across NVIDIA's automotive and embedded business units. To this end, he is responsible for developing cohesive safety strategies and cross-segment safety processes, architecture, and products that can leveraged across NVIDIAís AI-based hardware and software platforms. Prior to NVIDIA, he was chief functional safety technologist at Intel Corporation, where he oversaw strategies and technologies for IoT applications that require functional safety, high reliability and performance, such as autonomous driving, transportation and industrial systems.

Riccardo Mariani is First Vice President for Standards Activities of IEEE Computer Society, chair of IEEE P2851 standard on safety analyses interoperability and also chair of the IEEE initiative on Reliable, Safe, Secure and Time Deterministic Intelligent Systems. Dr. Riccardo Mariani spent the bulk of his career as CTO of Yogitech, an industry leader in functional safety technologies. Before co-founding the Italian company in 2000, he was technical director at Aurelia Microelettronica, where his responsibilities included leading high-reliability topics in projects with CERN in Geneva. A prolific author and respected inventor in the functional safety field, Dr. Riccardo Mariani has contributed to multiple industry standards efforts throughout his career, including leading the ISO 26262-11 part specific to semiconductors.

He has also won the SGS-Thomson Award and the Enrico Denoth Award for his engineering achievements. He holds a bachelorís degree in electronic engineering and a Ph.D. in microelectronics from the University of Pisa in Italy.