Unpacking AI and Cybersecurity for Mobility: Introduction to SAE International and Guests

Sponsored by SAE International

Recorded on 03/09/2023
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 303

Artificial Intelligence and cybersecurity touch a variety of fields. In fact, their malleability and wide-reaching applications allow them to influence disciplines in medicine, engineering, and mobility. SAE International, an organization for engineering professionals, recognizes this link, developing resources for members—in academia and commerce—to aid their advancements in the vehicular and aerospace arenas.

In this four-part series, Adrian Guan and Tim Weisenberger, both product managers at SAE International, chat about the evolution and future of AI and cybersecurity for mobility. Adrian, an expert in AI, digs into the distinct, highly emergent characteristics of artificial intelligence and how that factors into creating robust safety standards. Tim, an expert in cybersecurity, explains how cyber practices in mobility have matured in the last decade and why a risk-based, process-driven approach is so crucial in this area.

In this first episode, Adrian and Tim discuss their backgrounds and SAE International’s role in the market and mobility community. They also dive into the offerings SAE provides—books, standards, conference papers, and events—and how the organization acts as a partner and forum to bring industry experts together.

About the guests:

Adrian Guan headshot. Adrian wears a striped blue and white collared shirt and black blazer/suit jacket.

Adrian Guan
Product Manager
SAE International

Adrian Guan, Product Manager at SAE International, leads SAE ground mobility programs in Artificial Intelligence. He stood up the SAE Ground Vehicle AI committee, designed SAE’s inaugural AI student competition, and helped develop SAE’s first AI training course. He was ISO/TC 204 Intelligent Transport Systems Committee Manager and Transportation Research Board Intelligent Transport Systems Committee Member from 2016 to 2022. Before joining SAE in 2017, Adrian conducted research in computer vision and vehicular communication, and performed technology assessments and market analyses for public, private, and nonprofit sectors. He holds master’s degrees in civil engineering and statistics from UC Berkeley, and a master’s in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Tim Weisenberger headshot. Tim wears a gray and white plaid collared shirt.

Tim Weisenberger
Program Manager of Emerging Technologies
SAE International

Tim Weisenberger is Program Manager of Emerging Technologies at SAE International.  He leads SAE efforts in automotive cybersecurity and is integral to managing the SAE emerging technology portfolio including connectivity, automation, alternative fuels, and shared-use mobility.  Tim championed and managed the development of the SAE EV Charging Ecosystem Public Key Infrastructure Platform in an industry-led project that includes 15 EV and EVSE developers, charging providers, and suppliers.

Tim is a thought leader and innovator in the mobility industry with over 35 years of professional experience in public, private, and non-profit sectors.  He holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an MBA from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. 

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