University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Guest Talks


Probabilistic Safety Analysis and exida FMEDA


Rainer Faller

date & place

Thursday, 21.01.2010, 11:00 h
Room C 252


Mr. Faller has over twenty years of experience and extensive knowledge in the safety and reliability field. He is widely known as the world’s top safety and reliability expert. After graduating from University, Mr. Faller began working for MAN Technology where he co-developed a driverless bus for public transportation. In 1985, he joined TUV Bayern where obtained the position of Referent (chief engineer) for safety of computer systems. Several years later, Mr. Faller became a Manager at IQSE, the Institute for Quality and Safety in Electronics and then Department Manager for “Industrial Electronics” at TUV Product Service. Also during this time, Mr. Faller was named Chairman of the German DIN/DKE committee on “Computers in Safety–Related Applications”. In 1998, he became Business Unit Manager of “Automation, Software, and Electronics”. This position provided him with worldwide responsibility. Most recently, Mr. Faller is the co-founder and principal partner for, LLC. Mr. Faller is a member of many different international standardization committees. His signature appears on most of the world’s equipment safety certifications. He is frequently sought after for speaking engagements and publications based on his unparalleled expertise.