Speaker: Bernd Sieker
I am a systems engineer, computer scientist and aviation accident analyst; I specialise in root cause analysis, reverse-engineering and formal methods for safety-critical systems development and hold a private pilot's license.
I have a German Diploma in computer science and a PhD in engineering (Dr.-Ing.), have held university lectures in computer networks and system safety and security for the last 7 years. I also work in a small engineering consulting company where I have done several analyses of aviation accidents, reverse-engineered system functions from publicly available user documentation and evaluated avionics systems and human-machine interaction, especially the role cockpit indications (or lack thereof) and of crew training in aviation accidents.
I am working as a safety engineer and safety manager in a medium-size enterprise in the air traffic management domain.
I fly a small single-engine airplane for fun and sometimes for business trips.
I also play the piano, keyboards, recorder and tin whistle.
I am married and we have three children.