Riccardo Mariani
First Vice President
Vice President, Standards Activities


Riccardo Mariani is IEEE Senior Member, awarded the Computer Society Golden Core Member in 2020. He served as 2019 VP for Standardization and 2020 First VP, chairing the Computer Society Standards Activities Board. In that role, he promoted several new standardization projects such as P2851 (that he is also chairing) and P2846. He is co-chairing the IEEE-CS STC on “Reliable, Safe, Secure and Time Deterministic Intelligent Systems”. He is active in IEEE Standards Association: member of SASB (NesCom and ICCom) and Corporate Advisory Group. He chairs an Industry Connection activity on the Assessment of standardization gaps for safe automated driving.

He works at NVIDIA as VP of Industry Safety, responsible for developing safety strategies and cross-segment safety processes, architecture, and products that can leveraged across NVIDIA’s AI-based hardware and software platforms. Prior to NVIDIA, he was Fellow and chief functional safety technologist at Intel Corporation, where he oversaw strategies and technologies for IoT applications that require functional safety.

Previously to Intel, he was co-founder and CTO of Yogitech, “the one stop shop for functional safety”, acquired by Intel in 2016. In that role, Mariani led Yogitech to pioneer the certification of semiconductor IP for highest safety integrity levels, and to introduce electronic design automation tools specific to functional safety (“Design-for-Safety” paradigm).

He is a known leader in international standards as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ISO 21448. It is involved in several standardization initiatives on safety for AI.

He received his PhD in 1996 from Pisa University, Italy. Author of 100+ papers in conferences and journals. Co-author of the “Fault Injection Techniques and Tools for VLSI Reliability Evaluation” book. He is author of more than 50 patents related to functional safety methodologies, technologies, architectures and tools. He received the SGS-Thomson Award and the Enrico Denoth Best Engineering Award.

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