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Recognised Experts Guide the Agenda

The following experts have already confirmed that they will join the Advisory Board for the IS Auto Europe 2020 Conference. Watch this space for updates on the agenda. 

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  • 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.

  • Dr Markus Adameck

    General Manager Panasonic Automotive Systems Europe

    Markus Adameck is General Manager at Panasonic Automotive Systems Europe since 2014. Panasonic is one of the worldwide leader in automotive Camera Systems. He supports the European Panasonic Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Business and is in charge for Customer Project Management and Development.

    Markus has around 20 years’ experience in Development of ADAS Camera Systems supporting Object Recognition and Classification. He introduced first Single-Chip CMOS camera into automotive. In his professional career he was working for several Tier1 suppliers like Hella (2002), Magna Electronics (2006), and Continental (2012). Markus received his Physics Diploma in “Nonlinear Optics” and his PHD for the Development of “High Speed 3D Camera Scannig Systems” in Hamburg Germany.

  • Dr Florian Baumann

    CTO EMEA (Specializing in Automotive & AI), Dell EMC

    Dr Florian Baumann is the CTO for the Unstructured Data Solutions (UDS) division specializing in Automotive & AI at Dell EMC. Lastly, he worked as the Technical Director of ADASENS Automotive GmbH, a FICOSA brand, focused on ADAS development. He was in charge of delivering and creating the company's products and targets. Florian received his PhD in 2015 with the focus of Machine Learning applied to Scene Understanding and published about 20 publications.

  • Dana Diezemann

    Strategical Product Manager ISRA Vision AG

    Over the last 30 years, Dana Diezemann has brought her experience to the three largest manufacturers of industrial cameras in hardware development, support and product management. In more than 350 training sessions, lectures and coachings, Dana has inspired many people, taught them a lot of expertise and inspired them in camera technology.

  • Andy Hanvey

    Director of Marketing, Automotive OmniVision Technologies

    Andy Hanvey joined OmniVision Technologies, Inc. in October 2016 and is currently Director of Automotive Marketing. Andy is responsible for Product and Regional Marketing for the Automotive Segment. Prior to OmniVision, he worked at Andor Technology, Aptina Imaging and most recently with Imagination Technologies as Senior Customer Engineering Manager. With more than 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry, he has held a number of positions in engineering, applications and marketing. In addition, he has been involved in automotive applications for over 10 years. Mr. Hanvey holds a MSc. degree in optoelectronics from Queens University Belfast.

  • Ross Jatou

    VP & GM - Automotive Sensing Division ON Semiconductor

    Ross Jatou is a results and process-oriented leader who has more than 25 years of experience in engineering research, development and manufacturing.

    Ross joined ON Semiconductor in 2015. In his current role as vice president and general manager of automotive sensing, he oversees a $450 million automotive and medical sensing business unit, in which he grew 2x from 2015-2018, bringing the total global share to over 60%. As a hands-on leader, Ross is involved with all aspects of the business unit, including product development, finance, marketing, operations, engineering and customer support. With his approach, he expanded the product portfolio to include additional sensing modalities to include all major sensors needed for autonomous driving (LiDAR, radar and imaging). He also introduced the first Neural Network processor for the organization to support edge AI applications.

    Prior to ON Semiconductor, Ross worked for NVIDIA Corp. for 14 years, with his last role being the vice president of automotive engineering. He has also held various design engineering roles at Amphenol and 3Com, and hardware engineering positions at USRobotics and IBM.

    Throughout his career, Ross has built a proven history of transforming research and development projects into high yield products. With his focus on the automotive industry for the past 10 years, he has gained a deep knowledge of automotive systems and the semiconductor industry, including successfully developing multiple automotive solutions to mass production. Ross also engages in thought leadership through multiple talks at social and professional conferences.

  • 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).

  • Wayne Lyons

    Director of Automotive and Strategic Customer Marketing Xilinx

    As Marketing Director for Xilinx, Wayne works closely with several companies at the forefront of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in Europe. As a result, Wayne is closely involved in the identification and requirements of future sensor platforms. These platforms include Time-of-Flight solutions such as LiDAR and RADAR designs along with Vision platforms such as front and surround view camera systems. In addition to the traditional sensor suppliers, Wayne collaborates with designers of future safety domain platforms which aggregate multiple channels of sensors to provide advanced safety features and autonomous driving services. 

    Prior to Xilinx, Wayne spent twenty years at ARM, working in several roles including IP licensing and heading Asia Pacific sales for ARM, where he worked closely with several key companies in sensor processing and machine vision. His prior experience involves global marketing for ARM’s embedded market and the introduction of the highly successful Cortex-M family of microcontroller cores. During this time Wayne held a board advisory position with Luminary Micro prior to their successful acquisition by Texas Instruments. 

    Wayne began his career working in the semiconductor market for Hitachi (now Renesas). He holds a Masters degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University in the UK and is a Member of the IET. 

  • Ron Mueller

    CEO of Vision Markets Associate Consultant of Smithers

    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.

  • Dr. Zoran Nikolić

    Principal Embedded Computer Vision Architect NVIDIA

    Zoran Nikolic got his PhD from University of Miami in 1996.  In 2015 He joined Nvidia as a Principal Architect for Tegra Product Architecture working on next generation of SoC architectures for Autonomous Driving.  Zoran’s primary focus is mapping requirements of the next generation automotive  imaging and radar sensors to Tegra SoC.  Zoran is also involved with Euro NCAP roadmap and protocols and represents Nvidia in Euro NCAP mirror work-groups.

    Prior to Nvidia Zoran was with Texas Instruments (TI) for 18 years.  In 2005 Zoran cofounded the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) group inside Texas Instruments.  Zoran was Computer Vision Chief Technologist in TI and he played an instrumental role in defining ADAS roadmap, building customer base and growing this business from zero to tens of millions of ADAS SoCs devices on the road.

    Zoran has computer vision, digital signal processing and automotive background and tremendous industrial experience of making computer vision technology valuable including putting vision into the car.  Zoran published several book chapters, and papers in peer reviewed magazines.  Zoran is member of steering committee for Embedded Vision Workshop held in conjunction with CVPR

  • Ian Riches

    VP - Global Automotive Practice Strategy Analytics

    Ian Riches is Vice President of the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics.  He heads research teams that covers all aspects of embedded automotive electronic systems, semiconductors and sensors on a worldwide basis. 

    His direct areas of research include powertrain, chassis, safety, security and body applications – including high-growth areas such as hybrid and electric vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles.  He also overseas teams involved in the analysis of infotainment, telematics and connected mobility solutions.

  • 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.

  • Steve Vozar

    Co-Founder and CTO May Mobility

    Steve Vozar, PhD, is Co-Founder and CTO of May Mobility. Prior to founding May, Dr. Vozar was a Research Fellow with the APRIL laboratory at the University of Michigan, contributing to projects including Ford’s next-generation vehicle thrust and the DARPA Squad X core technologies program. Steve has previously worked at Johns Hopkins University, developing tele-robotic satellite servicing technology in collaboration with NASA. Steve was named a Human-Robot Interaction Pioneer (2012) for his PhD work on tele-robotic mobile manipulation. Steve also co-founded and acted as VP of Technology for Absolute Nano, a university spin-off developing instruments for nanomaterials research, which won a 2009 R&D 100 Award.

  • Senthil Yogamani

    Senior Technical Leader Valeo Vision Systems

    Senthil Yogamani is an Artificial Intelligence architect and technical leader at Valeo. He is currently focused on research and design of AI algorithms for various modules of autonomous driving systems. He has over 14 years of experience in computer vision and machine learning including 11 years of experience in industrial automotive systems. He is an author of 66 publications and 43 patents. He serves in the editorial board of various leading IEEE automotive conferences including ITSC, IV and ICVES and advisory board of various industry consortia including Khronos, Cognitive Vehicles and IS Auto. He is a recipient of best associate editor award at ITSC 2015 and best paper award at ITST 2012.