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Dr. Sahar Kokaly is a Software Safety Engineering Manager - Automated Driving and Active Safety at General Motors, Canada. She was previously a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, and a part-time Researcher at General Motors, working with the R&D group on collaborative projects with academia in the areas of safety, model-based engineering and feature modeling. Sahar completed her Ph.D. in Software Engineering in 2019 from McMaster University. Prior to that, Sahar worked as a Research Engineer on the NECSIS (Network for the Engineering of Complex Software Intensive Systems) project in Canada, and as an IT specialist at IBM Canada. She has been involved in organizing numerous workshops (e.g., MiSE at ICSE, AMT and MPM at MODELS), served on MODELS conference organizing committees (MODELS 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020) and was an invited panelist at MODELS 2016. Sahar is a program committee member for the MODELS 2020 and ECMFA 2020 conferences. She regularly acts as a program committee member on workshops, most recently MiSE 2019 and SASSUR 2019, and as a reviewer for journals including Journal of Systems and Software, Empirical Software Engineering Journal, Software & Systems Modeling Journal, Real Time Systems Journal and IEEE Software. Sahar’s main research interests are in safety assurance, model-driven engineering and improving the state-of-the art in automotive software development through automation and reuse.