- Tom Westendorp (Nvidia)
As a Business Development Manager Autonomous Driving at NVIDIA, Tom is responsible for identifying and setting up strategic alliances and partnerships to NVIDIA Automotive in Europe. By enabling partners to work on NVIDIA DRIVE PX, an open AI car computing platform, they can accelerate development and production of automated and autonomous vehicles. Prior to joining NVIDIA Tom has held several positions at TomTom, including business development in the UK and South Africa as well as bringing together TomTom’s Automotive strategy on Autonomous Driving across the product divisions Maps, Software and Services.
- Ruigang Yang (Baidu China)
Ruigang Yang is currently Chief Scientist for 3D Vision at Baidu Research. He leads the Robotics and Autonomous Driving Lab (RAL). Before joining Baidu. he was a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky. He obtained his PhD degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MS degree from Columbia University. His research interests span over computer graphics and computer vision, in particular in 3D reconstruction and 3D data analysis. He has published over 100 papers, which, according to Google Scholar, has received close to 10000 citations with an h-index of 48 (as of 2017). He has received a number of awards, including US NSF Career award in 2004 and the Dean’s Research Award in 2013. He is currently an associate editor of IEEE TPAMI and a senior member of IEEE.
- Hadj Hamma Tadjine (Business Development Director, IAV GmbH)
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 (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 business and technical strategy in the area of highly connected autonomous driving systems. He has a record of accomplishment of fundamental research on these topics documented by numerous publications by IEEE, SPIE, 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), SAI (Science and Information Organization), 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.
- Olivier Lefebvre (EasyMile)
Olivier holds an engineering degree (2003) in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from
ENSEEIHT school in Toulouse, France and a PhD in robot navigation from LAAS-CNRS (2006). He lead the Robotics Department at Magellium from 2008 to 2015, using space image processing techniques for various industrial applications (Non-Destructive Inspection, localization, augmented reality, etc). He joined EasyMile in 2015 as Product Manager for the Autonomous Navigation Software.
- Pier Paolo Porta (Ambarella)
Pier Paolo Porta was born in Fidenza on May 25th, 1980. On July 2005 he received the Dr. Ing. (Master) degree in Electronic Engineering from Università di Parma, Italy. In 2005 he joined Vislab, the Artificial Vision research group at the Università di Parma, where he got a PhD in Information Technology in 2010. In 2009 he was one of the founding associates of VisLab srl and from 2010 he was part of the Board of Governors of the company until the merging with Ambarella in 2015. He is now responsible for computer vision business development among Ambarella group. His research activity field is on autonomous driving and ADAS and is focused on short range obstacle detection, sensor fusion, and traffic sign recognition. He took part to the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005 and 2007, he also participated to the VIAC project in 2010 and to the PROUD project in 2013 He is author of publications on international scientific journals, and conference proceedings.
- Gergely Debreczeni (AImotive)
GergelyDebreczeni is chief scientist at AImotive. He has 15+ years of R&D expertise in the fields of
physics, mathematics, computer sciences and machine learning and has a PhD in Particle Physics. He has been coordinating the development of computer vision and machine learning algorithms from the early days of the company’s existence. He keeps us up-to-date with scientific advances in our field, and provides technical support to our Business Development team.
- Miguel Angel Sotelo (UAH, President IEEE ITSS)
GergelyMiguel Ángel Sotelo received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2001 from the University of Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid), Spain, and the Master in Business Administration
(MBA) from the European Business School in 2008. He is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering and Vice-president for International Relations at the
University of Alcalá. In 1997, he was a Research Visitor at the RSISE of the Australian National University in Canberra. His research interests include Self-driving cars, Cooperative Systems, and Traffic Technologies. He is author of more than 250 publications in journals, conferences, and book chapters. He has been recipient of the Best Research Award in the domain of Automotive and Vehicle Applications in Spain in 2002 and 2009, and the 3M Foundation Awards in the category of eSafety in 2004 and 2009. Miguel Ángel Sotelo has served as Project Evaluator, Rapporteur, and Reviewer for the European Commission in the field of ICT for Intelligent Vehicles and Cooperative Systems in FP6 and FP7. He was CEO of Vision Safety Technologies (2009-2015), a spin-off company established in 2009 to commercialize computer vision systems for road infrastructure inspection. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Newsletter (2013) and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (2014-2016). He has served as General Chair of the 2012 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV’2012) that was held in Alcalá de Henares (Spain) in June 2012. He was recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Editorial Service Award for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, the IEEE ITSS Outstanding Application Award in 2013, and the Prize to the Best Team with Full Automation in GCDC 2016. At present, he is IEEE Fellow and President of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society.
- Javier Ibañez-Guzman (Renault)
GergelyJavier Ibañez-Guzmán obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Reading on a SERC-UK fellowship, and his MSEE at the University of Pennsylvania (USA) as a Fulbright scholar. In 2011, he was visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (CITRIS), working on connected vehicle applications. He is currently corporate expert on Autonomous Systems working on autonomous vehicles at Renault S.A. Director of the SIVALAB a joint R&D endeavour between UTC-Compiegne, Renault and the CNRS. Formerly, he was senior scientist at a national research institute in Singapore, where he spearheaded work on autonomous ground vehicles operating in unstructured environments. Dr. Ibañez-Guzmán has several publications and patents in the robotics and automotive domains. He has successfully supervised a number of Ph.D. students. He is an IEEE member, a C.Eng. (UK) and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology (UK).