Omar Jaradat, Researcher (not working at IDT anymore)

  • 2006: Omar got his bachelor degree in Software Engineering from Al-Isra University, Amman - Jordan 
  • 2006 - 2008: Omar worked as an Oracle system developer
  • 2008 - 2010: Omar worked as a Software Quality engineer 
  • 2012: Omar graduated with an M.Sc. in Software Engineering, from the Innovation, Design and Engineering department, Mälardalen University. During the same year, he started his Ph.D. studies at the same department 
  • 2015: Omar presented his Licentiate thesis at Mälardalen University titled: Enhancing the Maintainability of Safety Cases Using Safety Contracts
  • 2018: Omar defended his Ph.D. thesis at Mälardalen University titled: Contracts-Based Maintenance of Safety Cases
  • 2018 - 2019: Omar worked as safety and quality manager at ETAS (a subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH), York, UK
  • 2019 - 2021: Omar worked as a functional safety manager at NEVS AB Trollhättan, Sweden. 
  • 2021 - present: Omar works as a senior safety expert at Qamcom Research and Technology AB - Gothenburg, Sweden. Email:


Omar participated in teaching within the following courses:

  • Safety-Critical Systems, Mälardalen University, (each year from 2014-2018): Responsible for the project part of the course and one part of the teaching. In particular, in charge of the development of the course project, which includes system definition, creation, and grading of the student assignments. A new project is developed each year in cooperation with our industrial partners. Furthermore, responsible for the safety analyses lectures and Architecture Analysis & Design Language (AADL) tutorial
  • Software Engineering Mälardalen University, (each year from 2013-2018)
  • Software Distributed Development, Mälardalen University, University of Zagreb (Croatia), and Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy), (each year from 2014-2018)


Omar acts as a reviewer in the following conferences

  • The International Conference on Systems ICONS


Omar participated in the organization of the following conferences:

  • ASE 2014: The 29th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. Held in Västerås, Sweden [Local support]
  • COMPSAC 2015: The 39th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference. Held in Västerås, Sweden. [Local support]

Many safety critical systems are subject to compulsory or advisory certification process in accordance with domain specific safety standard (e.g., ISO 26262, IEC 61508, DO178C, ARP 4761). Omar's research focuses on different challenges related to safety certification in safety critical embedded systems (e.g., automotive and aerospace systems). One of these challenges is maintaining the documented and communicated safe performance of these systems (i.e., safety case = safety arguments + safety evidence) upon system changes. Omar's research involves the utilisation of safety contracts and sensitivity analysis to design new techniques that facilitate the maintainability of safety cases due to system changes. Safety contracts are also utilised to enable through-life safety assurance by monitoring and detecting any potential mismatch between the design safety assumptions and the actual behaviour of the system during its operational phase.

Future research interests:
• Safety contract-based approaches for embedded systems
• Change management and safety assurance
• Machine Learning and safety challenges  
• Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) & Autonomous Systems and safety assurance