Rami Debouk joined General Motors Global Research and Development Center in Warren, Michigan, USA in 2000 after receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently a GM Technical Fellow with research interests in system safety methods and techniques, system of systems, failure diagnosis, and fault tolerant systems.
Rami represented the US as a Technical Expert in the development of the functional safety – road vehicles standard ISO 26262 and is currently a US Technical expert in the development of the ISO 21448 standard on Safety Of The Intended Functionality (SOTIF). He was named the “Engineer of the Year” by the International System Safety Society in 2009 and was the recipient of the 2014 SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award for his involvement in developing and implementing safety processes and standards since 2001. He was named the 2015 American Arab Professional of the year in the Technology area by the American Arab Professional Network.