Meet the 2018 IS Auto Americas Advisory Board

Smithers Apex would is once again proud to work with the following renowned experts to shape and guide this year's Image Sensors Auto Americas conference.

  • Bharanidhar Duraisamy

    Development Engineer – Radar, Sensor Fusion Expert Daimler

    Bharanidhar Duraisamy has started as a M.Sc. Robotics and Automation student with Daimler AG’s research and development department. After completion of his Doctoral tenure in the area of automotive multi-level sensor fusion based on several active and passive environment perception sensors, multi-sensor data association designed for state estimation and signal processing designed for automotive intelligent vehicular applications. At present he is working as a research and development engineer focused on target tracking and fusion activities in the team specializes in various level of signal processing work related to automotive Radar.

  • 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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  • Roya Mirhosseini

    camera lead Waymo

    Roya Mirhosseini is the camera lead at Waymo, and is responsible for giving sight to self-driving cars. Prior to that, she was at Apple as camera and flash module lead for both iPhone and Mac products. She has worked in both the memory and LED lighting industries, and has 10 years of experience in the photonics, camera, manufacturing fields combined. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. with a focus on GaN LEDs from RPI. 

  • Vikram Narayan

    Head of Computer Vision ADAS at Visteon

    Vikram Narayan is the Head of Computer Vision, ADAS at Visteon. He has researched on visual saliency, sparse coding, object detection and has published in premier conferences and journals.

    His Ph.D was funded by the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship at Bielefeld, and later had a Postdoctoral Stint at the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies.

    Several prestigious IEEE Transactions and Computer Vision Journals have him on their review panels.  Prior to Visteon he was with Panasonic and was working on Mirror Replacement and Automatic Parking solutions.

    At Visteon, Vikram is currently building a team of computer vision engineers to solve autonomous driving use cases

  • Abhay Rai

    VP of Product Marketing Visteon

    Abhay Rai is VP Product Marketing at Visteon. He was previously Head of Automotive Sensor Marketing, working at the Automotive Innovation center of Sony Electronics San Jose CA.

    Abhay has extensive experience in automotive sensing and systems. Abhay started his career as analog design architect, designing low power, low noise human interface sensors that touch millions of hands every day. Abhay has worked in 5 different countries and managed many design and system teams.

    Abhay received MSEE from Colorado State University and Executive MBA from University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of business.

  • Willard Tu

    Senior Director, Automotive Xilinx

    Willard Tu is a Senior Director at Xilinx, where he leads global business development, product planning, and marketing strategies for the company’s automotive business. Tu has spent over two decades at the axis of the semiconductor, automotive and computing industries. He was previously at Arm, where he evangelized CPU IP and developed ecosystems to support Arm's growth in automotive. At NEC Electronics, (now Renesas), Tu led the North American Automotive sales and marketing teams, growing sales to over $150 million. Tu holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

  • Joshua Wise

    Hardware Consultant Accelerated Tech, Inc

    Joshua is an architect in the image signal processor and video input group at NVIDIA.  He is responsible for research and development on various units within the ISP itself, as well as the design of the surrounding crossbar logic that receives data from the rest of the system.  His experience working in the automotive environment drives his view of a system as a whole, rather than as a set of individual parts.  Joshua holds a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. 

  • Dr. Peng Xie

    Automotive Camera and Imaging Lead Intel Corporation

    Peng Xie is the Automotive Tech & Project Lead in Imaging & Camera Technologies Group, Intel Corporation.  He is responsible for the end-to-end development of Automotive solutions on Intel’s Image Processor Unit (IPU), and he has successfully delivered multiple generations of products to various customers.  Before joining Intel, he worked as a Senior Researcher in Media and UX Labs in Nokia Inc.  Peng received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

  • Senthil Yogamani

    Senior Technical Leader Valeo Vision Systems

    Senthil Yogamani is a computer vision architect and technical leader at Valeo Vision systems. He is currently focussed on research and design of the overall computer vision algorithm architecture for surround-view camera visual perception in autonomous driving systems. He has over 12 years of experience in computer vision and machine learning including 10 years of experience in industrial automotive systems. He is an author of 29 peer reviewed publications and 25 patents. He serves in the editorial board of various IEEE automotive conferences including ITSC and ICVES and advisory board of various industry consortia including Khronos. He is a recipient of best associate editor award at ITSC 2015 and best paper award at ITST 2012.