Rick Salay, PhD, is a systems engineering researcher with broad expertise related to safety, uncertainty, machine-learning and modeling. He has conducted and led internationally recognized research on these topics with major industrial partners and has published over 75 peer-reviewed papers. For the past 5 years he has worked in the Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering Lab at University of Waterloo as part of a team developing innovative approaches to the safety of deep neural network based perception in automated driving systems. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at the University of Toronto researching software modeling and systems safety. Prior to his research career, he had a 15 year career in advanced software product development holding senior software design roles, most recently as chief architect at InSystems Technologies Inc. (now Oracle).