Philip Koopman Receives IEEE Carl Barus Award

By on November 29th, 2018 in Case Studies, Ethics, News and Notes, Social Implications of Technology

Dr. Philip Koopman of Carnegie Mellon University received the IEEE SSIT Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest on November 13, 2018, in Washington, DC.

According to the award criteria, the Barus Award is given to “an individual or group who has acted within the field of interest of the IEEE to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public, despite risk to their career and professional reputation.”

Koopman’s award citation read, “for contributions to understanding the causes of unintended automobile acceleration and despite attacks, publicizing and testifying about the problem.”

Read more in the December issue of the SSIT Newsletter, coming soon.