Vice President of R&D
Dr. Leilei Shinohara joined RoboSbense in January, 2019. He is responsible for the Automotive LiDAR development. He has more than ten years experiences with LiDAR development crossing the phase of advanced development and research, standardizing, customer specific development, and the transaction from R&D towards to massive production.
From 2015 to 2018, he was the Technical Lead for Asia OEMs at Valeo, and was responsible for automotive LiDAR, automotive active safety products, and sensor fusion. He was responsible for a development team with systems, software, hardware, mechanics, testing/validation, and functional safety for the first automotive grade LiDAR product “Valeo Scala”.
In 2008, Dr. Shinohara began his PhD studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and received his PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2014. During six years of PhD studies, Shinohara focused on LiDAR systems and was involved in several projects, including optical sensor system design, optical quality measurement, Doppler LiDAR, and 3D MEMS micro-mirror LiDAR for autonomous driving.