Recognised Experts Guide the Agenda

Smithers Apex would like to thank the following renowned experts who were on the Advisory Board for the IS Auto Europe 2019 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.

  • Dr Markus Adameck

    General Manager Development Panasonic Industrial Europe GmbH

    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.

  • Florian Baumann

    Technical Director ADASENS Automotive GmbH

    Florian Baumann received his Dr.-Ing. focusing on Machine Learning applied to Scene Understanding in 2015. Since then, he has been working first as a Technical Team Lead Engineer and later as a Vision Systems Lead in the field of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at ADASENS Automotive GmbH. Florian was responsible for requirements engineering, support in on-going RFQs and served as a technical representative for ADASENS and FICOSA regarding vision and machine learning algorithms. Since December 2016, Florian is the Technical Director of ADASENS Automotive GmbH. He is in charge of delivering and creating the company’s products and targets.

  • John Fenske

    DLP® Automotive Systems Engineer Texas Instruments

    John Fenske is a systems engineer in the DLP® Automotive group at Texas Instruments. He has helped define, test, and validate the DLP Automotive chipset for the applications of Head Up Display and Smart Headlight. Now investigating LIDAR, he is the lead hardware engineer evaluating the use of DLP technology for the LIDAR application.

  • 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).

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Ian Riches

    Global Automotive Practice Strategy Analytics

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

    His 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.

    With over twenty years of analyst experience, he is one of the foremost industry analysts in the automotive electronics sector.  Ian holds a degree in engineering from Cambridge University, UK.

  • 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.

  • 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.