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  • 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.

  • Emmanuel Bercier

    Strategy and Automotive Market Manager ULIS-SOFRADIR

    Emmanuel joined the infrared thermal sensor field as scientist in 1998, followed by different positions in project, product and marketing management across the Sofradir and ULIS companies. Emmanuel has been leading the automotive market for ULIS since 2017, giving the benefit of his experience with thermal sensors to the autonomous vehicle roadmap. Emmanuel has an engineering diploma in Optronics and a business master’s degree.

  • Doron Cohadier

    VP of Business Development Foresight Automotive

    Mr. Doron Cohadier is an entrepreneurial, highly motivated, strategic Business Development VP with managerial experience in large global companies. In addition, Mr. Cohadier has held a rich variety of senior managerial positions ranging from Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, topped with the relevant educational background (BSc in Engineering, followed by an Executive MBA).

  • Koen De Langhe

    Business Line Manager 3D Siemens PLM Software Simulation & Test Solutions

    Koen De Langhe: Mechanical Engineer with a major in Noise and Vibration; PhD in Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA). With LMS (now Siemens PLM Software) since 1996 focusing on 3D simulations (CAE) in the area of Acoustics, Vibration, Correlation, NVH and alike. Currently business line manager for Simcenter 3D including both Noise and Vibration as well as Electromagnetic simulation solutions, covering Low Frequency Electromagnetics (motors, generators, transformers) as well as High Frequency Electromagnetics (Radars, Antenna’s, EMC/EMI,..)

  • 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.

  • Arie Gavriely

    Business Development Manager Vayavision

    Arie Gavriely has extensive marketing, business development and engineering experience in electronics products and the commercialization of consumer electronics products. During his career he developed, defined and sold products worldwide.

    Mr. Gavriely received both his B.SC. (Cum Laude) and a M.Sc in electrical engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and his MBA (Cum Laude) from IDC, Israel.

  • Filip Geuens

    CEO XenomatiX

    Filip Geuens holds degrees in electromechanical engineering (1993) and in Operations Management (2000) from the University of Leuven, Belgium. He has been CEO of XenomatiX since early 2015. Before that, he was CTO of Nikon Metrology, one of the 6 business units of Nikon. This business unit is specialized on optical metrology. Filip has dedicated his entire career to 3D optical systems.

  • Tapa Ghosh

    CEO Vathys

    Tapabrata ("Tapa") Ghosh is the co-founder and CEO of Vathys.ai where he develops the core architecture of the Vathys deep learning processor. When he was a teenager, he developed a quadcopter drone with the intention of utilizing deep learning to make collision free drones, at the time a novel proposition. In attempting to do so, he experienced firsthand the computational requirements of deep learning in the real world. The experience led him to found Vathys with the goal of developing performant and power efficient deep learning processors. He is also a Thiel Fellow, 20 under 20 and YCombinator alum. 

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Koch

    Head of Department Sensor Data and Information Fusion Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE)

    Wolfgang Koch studied Physics and Mathematics at the Aachen Technical University RWTH, where he earned a PhD in Theoretical Physics. For many years, he is head of the department “Sensor Data and Information Fusion SDF” at Fraunhofer FKIE. On various topics within the area of sensor data and information fusion, he has published a well-referenced text book, 16 handbook chapters and well above 200 journal and conference articles. He is one of the co-editors the two volume handbook “Novel Radar Techniques and Applications” (2017).

    Wolfgang Koch is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Information Fusion Society ISIF. Being a Fellow of the IEEE, he serves as a Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society AESS, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and Chairman of the Germany Chapter of the IEEE AESS. Moreover, he is active in the NATO Science and Technology Organization STO as a Member at Large of the Sensors and Electronics Technology SET Panel. At Bonn University, he is a professor for applied computer science and regularly delivers lecture series on Sensor Data and Information Fusion.

  • Axel Koehler

    Principal Solution Architect Nvidia

    Axel Koehler is Principal  Solution Architect  at NVIDIA.  He has been with NVIDIA since January 2011. In his role Axel supports  researchers, scientists, engineers  and  hardware  and software partners in the implementation of GPU-based solutions for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High Performance Computing (HPC).  Prior to NVIDIA Axel worked at Sun Microsystems for 14 years in the global  HPC team as lead architect  and was responsible for the architecture and the design of large HPC cluster  installations.

  • Dr Christian Laugier

    Research Director The French National Research Institute for Computer Sciences and Control

    Dr. Christian LAUGIER is Research Director at Inria. He is a member of several IEEE International Scientific Committees and he has co-organized numerous workshops and major IEEE conferences in Robotics & ITS. He recently brought recognized scientific contributions and patented innovations to the field of Bayesian Perception & Decision-making for Autonomous Vehicles. He co-founded four start-up companies, and he is scientific advisor for Probayes SA and for Baidu China.

  • Henrik Lind

    Chief Research Officer Smart Eye

    Henrik has a strong focus on sensing, starting at Hasselblad with vision system development followed by development of radars, vision, ultrasonic sensing and high-resolution maps at Volvo Technology. In 2001 he focused on the development of the first-in-kind fused radar and vision system at Volvo Cars leading to efficient collision warning and the first in kind full auto braking system. He continued to work with autonomous drive and the sensing system for the Drive Me project in 2015 as technical leader. From 2017 Henrik was appointed Research Manager at Smart Eye AB, a company providing leading software for monitoring the driver head pose and gaze as well as vehicle occupant state.

  • Dr. Tomoko Ohtsuki

    Senior Product Line Manager Lumentum

    Dr. Tomoko Ohtsuki is the Product Line Manager at Lumentum responsible for diode lasers for automotive 3DS and industrial laser applications. Prior to joining Lumentum, she was a Marketing Manager and R&D Manager with a broad background in lasers, optics and material science at Lucent Technologies for the telecommunications market, and at Nikon in the area of laser applications for semiconductor lithography. She was responsible for the technical marketing of several innovative products.

  • Audrey Quessada PhD

    Team Leader for Conception Algorithms, Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems Business Group Valeo

    After a PhD in Laser Physics at the Observatoire de Paris, Dr Quessada worked for several years as a postdoctoral research associate at the interface Physics/ Biology. She developed optical tools and statistical models to understand DNA/protein interactions using Single Molecule Techniques. In 2017, she followed an MS cursus in Big Data and Machine Learning to complete her skills in data analysis and image computing. Dr Quessada is currently working at Valeo-CDA as Algorithm Design Leader since June 2018.

  • 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.

  • Timon Rupp

    Founder & CEO The Drivery GmbH

    Timon Rupp is an experienced MDAX Executive, successful Startup Entrepreneur and Mentor. He seeks and finds scalable business ideas by harvesting synergies between corporates and startups. Recently he founded The Drivery Club in Berlin, a new breed of Innovators Club for mobility enthusiasts. Rethinking the future and disrupting the way to get there.

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  • Richard Schram

    Technical Manager Euro NCAP

    Richard Schram studied at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, after which Richard continued to working at TNO Automotive. He got involved in vehicle crash safety research and development in both the passive and active safety field.

    Since 2010, Richard is Technical Manager of the European New Car Assessment Program, where he is the technical lead for protocols currently in place as well as the development of future requirements for both passive active safety test- and assessment protocols.

  • Jonah Shaver

    Product Development Scientist, Sensor Applications 3M

    Jonah Shaver has been at 3M since 2015 as a product development scientist working on sensor applications for 3M core technologies. Prior to joining 3M he was a research fellow at the University of Minnesota and Fulbright scholar at the University of Bordeaux after completing a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Rice University.

  • Yainuvis Socarras

    Vision Systems Lead Engineer FICOSA / ADASENS Automotive GmbH

    Yainuvis Socarras earned her engineering degree from CUJAE in Havana, Cuba and a Master in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence from UAB in Barcelona, Spain.
    She has years of experience in the field of computer vision for ADAS applications and has focused her professional endeavours on the automotive ADAS with FICOSA S.L. in recent years where she is the Vision Systems Lead Engineer, e.g. for the development of algorithms for Camera Monitoring Systems (CMS).

  • John Stockton

    SVP of Operations and Technology Strategy Aeye

    John Stockton is an entrepreneur and seasoned semiconductor executive with a track record of taking products to market and scaling production. His past CEO roles include ARC International, a semiconductor intellectual property company; Synergy Semiconductor, a maker of high-speed bipolar ICs; and Stream Machine, an MPEG-2 codec maker. He was also the founder of SVision, as well as a fellow at VLSI, where he co-created the company's PC Chip-Set Division, and organized ARM Ltd., a UK-based processor design and intellectual property licensing company. Stockton has been a venture partner at both Mayfield Fund and Autotech Ventures, where he focused on semiconductor/MEMS/EDA and automotive sectors, respectively. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in nuclear and electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • 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.

  • Tom Driscoll

    Co-founder and CTO Echodyne

    Tom Driscoll is Co-founder and CTO of Echodyne, bringing breakthrough radar sensors to commercial markets at commercial price points for the first time. Tom leads the world-class engineering team developing Echodyne’s product portfolio, helping channel talent and passion as technologists to meet Echodyne’s market opportunity to redefine sensing for an autonomous age. Prior to Echodyne, Tom was Managing Director of the Metamaterials Commercialization Center at Intellectual Ventures, where he and a small team of scientists realized a metamaterials technology platform that has currently underwritten 4 start-up companies. Tom holds a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd, a PhD in physics from UCSD, and an adjunct professor position at Duke University.

  • Daniel Van Blerkom

    Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder Forza Silicon

    Daniel heads the Forza Silicon engineering team in designing leading edge sensors for medical, automotive and industrial applications, as well as high-end sensor products in the areas of digital cinema and defense. He holds 14 image sensor patents and was co-recipient of the Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology Directions Paper at ISSCC 2008.

  • Lawrence Vivolo

    Sr. Business Development Manager - Automotive & EDA Dell EMC

    Lawrence Vivolo brings more that 30 years in high-technology design, marketing and business expertise to his role as Automotive and EDA Business Development Manager for Dell EMC. He began his career as an ASIC semiconductor design engineer in the high-performance supercomputing industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University, California.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Oliver Wasenmüller

    Teamleader Machine Vision and Autonomous Vehicle Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) GmbH

    Dr. Oliver Wasenmüller
    Team Leader "Machine Vision and Autonomous Vehicles"
    DFKI - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH

    Dr. Oliver Wasenmüller is team leader for "Machine Vision and Autonomous Vehicles" at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). In his team of nine PhD students, he researches on the intersection of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence. In the context on autonomous vehicles, he works on applied research for environment perception (geometric, dynamic, semantic), sensor fusion, embedded optimization, and many more. Dr. Wasenmüller built the team from scratch with intense project acquisitions. He collaborates with numerous national and international companies in applied research projects. In addition, he is in demand as a speaker at many conferences, lectures and panel discussions.

  • Thorsten Wilhelm

    Image Analysis Group TU Dortmund University

    Thorsten Wilhelm studied electrical engineering and information technology at TU Dortmund University. He worked in several collaborational projects with leading German car manufacturers. In 2015, he joined the Image Analysis Group at TU Dortmund University as a Ph.D. student, where he is working together with the Pattern Recognition in Embedded Systems Group on partially supervised scene recognition. His research is mainly focused on partially supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods for use in autonomous systems.