Dr. Siddartha Khastgir

Head of Verification & Validation, Intelligent Vehicles
WMG, University of Warwick


Dr Siddartha Khastgir is the Head of Verification & Validation of CAV at WMG, University of Warwick, UK, leading various collaborative R&D projects with industrial & academic partners. His research areas in the CAV domain include test scenario generation, safety, simulation-based testing, Safe AI among many others. Prior to WMG, Siddartha was with FEV GmbH (Aachen, Germany) leading software development and testing for series production automotive control software projects. Currently, he represents the UK on various ISO Technical Committees and is the lead author for new ISO standards for Low-Speed Automated Driving (LSAD) systems (ISO 22737) and Taxonomy for ODD (ISO 34503). He is also the project leader for ASAM standardisation project - OpenODD, and an active participant at ASAM, SAE, ISO and UNECE discussions.   He has received numerous national and international awards for his research contributions, including the prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, a seven-year Fellowship focused on safety evaluation of CAVs, and is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list maker.