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.

  • Brendan Hermalyn

    Camera Lead Waymo

    Camera Lead, Waymo

  • 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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  • 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

    Head of Automotive Sensor Marketing Sony Electronics

    Abhay Rai is Head of Automotive Sensor Marketing and works at 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.

  • 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

  • Joshua Wise

    Image Signal Processor Architect NVIDIA Corporation

    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 received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering both from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri. He worked as a Senior Researcher in Nokia Inc., Santa Monica, California, and he is currently a Software Technical/Project Lead in Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, California, focusing on Automotive Camera & Imaging. 

  • 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.