Principal Engineer, UL LLC
Jason Smith is currently the Principal Engineer (PDE) for Robotics and Control Systems in
Consumer Technology at UL LLC, based in Northbrook, IL, and has been at UL for 15 years, at
which time Jason also served as UL’s PDE for Functional Safety. Jason has extensive working
knowledge and experience in US, Canadian, and International Functional Safety standards such
as UL 991, UL 1998, IEC/UL 60730-1, IEC 61508, ISO 13849, as well as standards for safety
analyses, hazard analysis, and risk assessment in ISO 12100, IEC 60812, and Systems Theoretic
Process Analysis (STPA). In addition, Jason has worked with robotic safety standards such as
UL 1740, UL 3100, UL 3300, ISO 10218, and ISO 13482. He is presently a member of IEC
Technical Committees TC44, TC65, and TC116 Functional Safety ad hoc group, ISO/TC 299,
IECEE CMC WG32, CSA C22.2 No. 340 for Battery Management Systems, and Enabling Linux
in Safety Applications (ELISA).
Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northern Illinois University,
and has over 20 years of experience working with software, embedded control systems, and
Functional Safety. When Jason isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two
daughters, traveling, playing bass guitar in a rock & roll band, and golfing.