The Boeing 737 Max began flying commercially in May 2017 but has been grounded for over a year and a half following two crashes within five months. Is it safe enough for liftoff?
John McDermid became professor of Software Engineering at the University of York in the U.K. in 1987. His research covers a broad range of issues in systems, software and safety engineering. He became director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation funded Assuring Autonomy International Programme in 2018, focusing on safety of robotics and autonomous systems. He is an advisor to government and industry, including FiveAI, the U.K. Ministry of Defence and aerospace companies including Rolls-Royce. He is author or editor of six books and has published about 400 papers. He is a visiting professor at Beijing Jiaotong University.