Meet the IS Auto US Advisory Board

Smithers Apex would like to thank the following renowned experts helping to shape the IS Auto US program

  • Buyue Zhang

    Lead Algorithm Engineer, Imaging Camera Group Intel

    Buyue Zhang is a lead algorithm engineer at the Imaging Camera Group at Intel. She has designed and productized imaging technologies and camera solutions for various applications including surveillance, automotive, mobile, wearable and robotic cameras. Prior to Intel, she was an imaging architect at the Automotive BU at NVidia, and design lead at the R&D labs at Texas Instruments. She received BS from Tsinghua University and PhD from Purdue University specializing in image processing.

  • Michael Han

    Head of Imaging Ecosystem Partnerships – Tegra Platforms NVIDIA Corporation

    Michael Han leads imaging ecosystem partnerships for NVIDIA’s Tegra platform businesses enabling machine vision and deep learning capabilities in the automotive, surveillance and embedded market segments . He has established working partnerships with leading image sensor, camera module and imaging technology companies. Prior to NVIDIA, Michael held management roles and  was a member of the technical staff at SonicWall, Apple and Silicon Graphics Inc.

  • Liz Kerton

    Executive Director Autotech Council

    Liz Kerton is a technology and telecom marketing expert with a 20-year entrepreneurial history - from retail and wholesale to online and manufacturing.  Building on 15 years experience working with telecom companies, successfully marketing and launching many new services, new product lines, and even new companies, she started Telecom Council of Silicon Valley in 2001 - a community of telecom industry insiders who are focused on telecom innovation. Through 30+ meetings each year, the Telecom Council now connects 1000s of executives from 100s of companies, including 20+ global fixed and wireless telcos. 10 years later, in 2011, she spun off the Autotech Council which connects auto makers and their Tier 1 vendors with innovation and entrepreneurs. Ms. Kerton speaks English, French, Spanish and Japanese, has a MA in Diplomacy from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and was voted one of the Silicon Valley's most influential women in 2012 by the San Jose Business Journal.

  • Dr Frédéric Large

    Research and Advanced Engineering Department, Vision Systems and ADAS Applications PSA Group

    Dr Frédéric Large has investigated “intelligent” vehicles and vision systems since more than 10 years at PSA Group.

    In 2004, he joined the research division to transfer technology on these subjects between laboratories and the industry. In 2008, he joined the advanced engineering division where he leads vision-based ADAS innovation projects. He also contributes to ISO international experts groups as a specialist in environment detection technologies (with a focus on vision systems by cameras). With more than 15 patents, he won the prize of Inventor of the Year in 2013, while the PSA group is the 1st patent holder in France since the last 8 years.

    Dr Frédéric Large obtained his Engineering Degree in Artificial Intelligence in 1998, his Master Degree in Cooperative Systems the same year, and his PhD in Autonomous Mobile Robots in 2003. He started studying the intelligent vehicles during his thesis at INRIA (French National Research Institute in Informatics and Automatics).

  • Mayank Mangla

    ADAS Imaging Architect Texas Instruments, USA

    Mayank Mangla is ADAS imaging architect at Texas Instruments. He has been a key member of the TI imaging team since the early days of digital imaging. He has a deep understanding of all aspects of digital camera systems including color science, optics, software and calibration processes. Currently he is focused on ramping ISPs into automotive applications and enabling new imaging applications with versatile feature set TI SoCs such as the TDA3x.

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  • David Sánchez Fernández

    Technical Specialist for ADAS and automated driving Jaguar Land Rover

    David Sanchez is JLR’s Technical Specialist for ADAS and automated driving. He graduated as telecommunications engineer at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, in Barcelona, and has been working in several positions in the automotive industry since 1999, always related to electronics and ADAS, including european OEMs and research institutes