PolyVerif Workshop Schedule on Monday, March 7
10:00 – 10:10 am – Opening remarks from Dr. Rahul Razdan, Chief Executive Officer, Razdan Research Institute
10:10 – 11:00 am – Workshop presentation “Challenges in Autonomous Vehicle Validation and Verification”, Dr. M. Ilhan Akbas, Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University
11:00 – 12:00 am – “PolyVerif – Autonomous Vehicle Validation and Verification Methodology”, Mahesh Menase and Shivendra Verma, Acclivis technologies
12:00 – 1:00 – PolyVerif Demo
PolyVerif is an open-source validation and verification framework for autonomous vehicles. The framework integrates open-source components such as Autoware, Scenic, and LG Simulator within an overall Design for Experiment structure. PolyVerif also provides multiple pathways (drone, ground, etc) to build digital twin capability into the simulation environment. Polyverif provides extensive API access to introduce noise models for sensors, GPS, perception, and path planning functions. Sponsored by Florida Polytechnic University, the PolyVerif framework’s objective is to provide a highly functional research platform
Dr. M. Ilhan Akbas
Dr. M. Ilhan Akbas is an Assistant Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Akbas has research interests in connected and autonomous cyber-physical systems, validation and verification, wireless networks and mobile computing. His research group develops theory, tools and applications for projects spanning these areas, which have been funded through grants from NSF, FAA, ONR, as well as industry. Dr. Akbas has industry experience in projects with multinational defense industry partners and large enterprises. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, SAE and serves on editorial boards and program committees of ACM and IEEE journals and conferences.
Dr. Rahul Razdan
Dr. Rahul Razdan is a seasoned scientist and business executive who has had significant roles in the world of academia, startups, and fortune 500 companies. In corporate roles, he was the Sr Vice President of Strategy for Flextronics (FLEX), General Manager of the System and Functional Verification Business at Cadence Design Systems (CDNS), and Alpha CPU architect at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). He has successfully built successful startups in areas such as wireless power, machine learning, and low-power electronics design. In academia, beyond a large range of worldwide collaborations, he maintains academic appointments at the University of Florida, Florida Polytechnic University, and the Institute for Human Machine Cognition. Today, he is CEO of Razdan Research Institute (razinstitute.com), a technology-based research institute which incubates ideas in the intersection of technology and society. Active projects for the institute include avvc.net in the area of autonomous vehicles, nextgenedu.net in the area of STEM education, and anew-da.ai in the area of EDA for long life-cycle products. He has a BS (1984) and MS (1985) from CMU and Ph.D. from Harvard University (1994).