Recognised Experts Guide the Agenda

Smithers Apex would like to thank the following renowned experts who have joined the Advisory Board for the IS Auto Europe 2017 Conference:

  • Dr Markus Adameck

    General Manager Development Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe GmbH

    2014 - today        Panasonic Automotive Systems: General Manager ADAS
    2012 - 2014        Continental Cooperation: Head of System Management Commercial Vehicles
    2006 - 2012        Magna Electronics: ADAS Product Manager
    2002 - 2006         Hella: Advanced ADAS Engineering
    1998 - 2002        Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Research and Development "High Speed 3D Camera Scanning Systems and Object Recognition.",
    1991 - 1998        University Hamburg Study Physics thesis: Nonlinear Optics
    1980 - 1983         Nixdorf Computer AG: Apprenticeship: Precision Mechanics

  • 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.

  • Salah Hadi

    Global R&D Director Vision & Night Vision Systems Autoliv Vision Systems, Sweden

    Heading the development of Autolivs Vision Systems, currently including night vision, mono and stereo systems and driver monitoring. Graduated with a Master of Science in Applied Physics and Electronics Engineering in 2000 and joined Autoliv. Over the past years has held several positions in R&D developing and successfully launching safety systems, main focus has been camera systems.

    • Sweden
  • Klaus Zimmermann

    Senior Manager - Technology Partnerships Europe Sony

    Klaus Zimmermann received a M.S in electrical engineering at Iowa State University as a Fulbright student in 1996. He then joined Sony and started working on image and video processing at its R&D site in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1999 he became an expatriate at the Sony US Research Labs in San Jose, CA to develop efficient video algorithms for receivers and to experience the burst of the dot com bubble at first hand.

    After his return to Stuttgart in 2001, Klaus began developing camera technologies for consumer electronics heading the first group in Sony to engage in computational photography. Since 2010 he is responsible for the area „Technology Partnerships Europe“, where he is not only scouting for innovative technologies in the camera and display area but also incubating new business within the Sony organization with focus on automotive.

    Klaus has been granted more than 15 patents.


  • 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).

  • 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

  • Dr Hamma Tadjine

    Senior Project Leader IAV

    Dr. Hadj Hamma Tadjine received his engineer degree, D.E.A (Diplome d’Etude Approfondie), and the Third cycle degree, in Electrical engineering from the technical university of Blida in 1994, 1995 and respectively 1998. In 2004, he received his PhD in Computer science from the technical university of Clausthal Zellerfeld (Germany). From 2000-2004, he was professor assistant at the technical university of Clausthal (Germany).

    From 2004- 2006, he was professor assistant at CUTEC institute GmbH (Germany). From 2006-2008, he was responsible by Hella Aglaia (Germany) for advanced driver assistance systems. From 2008- 2010, he was responsible by IAV GmbH (Germany) for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Park assistance systems.

    Currently, he is responsible by IAV GmbH for technical strategy in the area of integrated safety and driver support. He has a track record of fundamental research on these topics which is documented by numerous publications by IEEE, VDI and SAE. He is the editor and editor in chief of different international journals.

    He is fellow Member of IACSIT (International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology), and SCIEI (Science and Engineering Institute. He is advisory board member by SDIWC (The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications), WSEA (World scientific and Engineering Academy and Society), SAI (Science and Information Organization), and WASET (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology) and AICIT (The International Association for Information, Culture, Human and Industry Technology). He is Chair, Technical co-chair and Publication chair of different international conferences on computer engineering and computer vision.

  • Senthil Yogamani

    Technical Lead Valeo Vision Systems

    Senthil Yogamani is a technical lead in computer vision department at Valeo for the past four years. He is currently responsible for research and design of the overall computer vision algorithm architecture for next generation automated driving systems. He has over 11 years of experience in computer vision and machine learning including 9 years of experience in industrial automotive systems. He is an author of 18 publications and 13 patents. He serves in the editorial board of various IEEE automotive conferences including ITSC and ICVES. He is a recipient of best associate editor award at ITSC 2015 and best paper award at ITST 2012.