Meet the 2019 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 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.
Bob Bloomquist is Director of Automotive Marketing at Xilinx where he has a global role driving strategic opportunities directly with automotive OEMs, developing inbound and outbound marketing and supporting the sales team with the positioning of Xilinx’s key value propositions.
He brings more than two decades of automotive expertise to his position at Xilinx. Prior to Xilinx, Bloomquist spent eight years at Texas Instruments where he lead an OEM-focused sales team that saw numerous industry-leading infotainment and ADAS design wins. Additionally, he held automotive positions at National Semiconductor and initially started at Maxim Integrated where he pioneered its entrance into the automotive market as a founding member of the company’s automotive business unit.
Bloomquist sits on the 2019 IS Auto Americas advisory board where he helps to define the conference themes and speaker tracks. He holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Michigan.
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.
After several executive positions in B2B Sales and Marketing, Dr.-Ing. Ronald Mueller founded Vision Markets in 2014 with the mission to support companies to grow in the Imaging field. Quickly, Vision Markets became the leading Marketing and Management Consulting Company dedicated to the global Machine Vision industry. With a team of currently 8 co-workers Vision Markets has already supported over 55 SMEs as well as multi-billion dollar companies from Tokyo to Vancouver. The quality of the offerings derives from the technical know-how of imaging technologies, the market expertise built since 2002, and the executive management experience of its consultants. On this basis, Vision Markets enables its clients to grow with strategic consulting services in Marketing, Sales, Product Management, and Corporate Acquisitions. Operational outsourcing services like recruiting, public relations management, writing of marketing content, and digital marketing are complementing the portfolio. Furthermore, Ronald is member of several Machine Vision innovation award juries.
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.
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.
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.