STAMP Safety and Security Consulting (S3C) was founded by Dr. Nancy G. Leveson and Dr. John P. Thomas to support industry application of STAMP and STAMP-based approaches like STPA and CAST.

Dr. Nancy G. Leveson is a professor in the aeronautics and astronautics department at MIT. She has been working in the area of safety engineering for 37 years in a variety of fields (aeronautics, space, defense, nuclear power, health care, petrochemical plants, etc.). In 2000, she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. She has also assisted in writing the official accident investigation reports for Deepwater Horizon, Columbia, and Texas City as well as lesser known accidents. Her research has been recognized by a number of important awards and the results are being used widely in industry around the world.


Dr. John P. Thomas has a background in CS, EE, Computer Engineering, and Systems Engineering and spent a number of years in industry working for aerospace, automotive, and defense companies. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Systems and he now works in the aeronautics and astronautics department at MIT. For the last 10 years his research has focused on developing STAMP-based methods, including techniques for hazard analysis, safety-driven design, analyzing human-automation interactions, requirements generation in software-intensive systems, anticipating undesirable feature interactions, and others. He has collaborated extensively with aviation, automotive, defense, oil & gas, nuclear, chemical, medical, and other industries as they adopt STAMP-based approaches like STPA and CAST.

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