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Autonomy 2020 Conference

Vehicles, Manufacturing, and Platform Technologies
April 8-9, 2020
 
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Luca Carlone
Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Luca Carlone is the Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Principal Investigator in the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS). He received his PhD from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 2012. He joined LIDS as a postdoctoral associate (2015) and later as a Research Scientist (2016), after spending two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2013-2015). His research interests include nonlinear estimation, numerical and distributed optimization, and probabilistic inference, applied to sensing, perception, and decision-making in single and multi-robot systems. His work includes seminal results on certifiably correct algorithms for localization and mapping, as well as approaches for visual-inertial navigation and distributed mapping. He is a recipient of the 2017 Transactions on Robotics King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award, the best paper award at WAFR '16, the best Student paper award at the 2018 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, and was best paper finalist at RSS '15.
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Ryan Chin
Cofounder & CEO
Optimus Ride
Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin is the CEO and Co-founder of Optimus Ride Inc – an MIT spinoff company based in Cambridge, MA that develops self-driving technologies that enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility access.

Dr. Chin was the Managing Director of the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Lab (2012-2015). He conducted Smart Cities research in the areas of urban mobility, housing, energy, and big data analytics. He researched Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand (MoD) Systems – a network of self-driving, shared-use, electric vehicles (EVs). He developed EVs including the GreenWheel, RoboScooter, Persuasive Electric Vehicle, and the CityCar – a foldable, electric, two-person vehicle. Time Magazine named the CityCar the “Automotive Invention of the Year” in 2007. His research led to the MIT Press publication of Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century by Mitchell, Borroni-Bird, and Burns in 2010.

Dr. Chin advises industry and government agencies on Smart Cities innovations. He is a member of PCAST’s (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) working group on “Technology and the Future of Cities.” His MIT Professional Education course “Beyond Smart Cities” attracts global participants from corporate, public, and educational sectors. He frequently travels as a speaker at conferences like TEDx, MIT EmTech, and Smart City Expo. His op-ed articles have been featured in publications like the Guardian and BBC. His work has been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt, Venice Biennale, and London Science Museum.

Dr. Chin has won awards for his research including the Katerva Award (2014) and the 100K Buckminster Fuller Challenge (2009). Esquire Magazine named him as one of the “Best and Brightest Innovators” under the age of 35 (2006). He received at MIT his PhD (2012) and MS (2004) in Media Arts and Sciences and a MArch (2000) in Architecture. He earned both his BCE and BSArch from the Catholic University of America (1997).
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Neil Gershenfeld
Director, Center for Bits and Atoms
MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
Autonomous Recursion
Day 1, 14:30 - 15:00
Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, where his unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from pioneering quantum computing to digital fabrication to the Internet of Things. He's the founder of a global network of over one thousand fab labs, chairs the Fab Foundation, and leads the Fab Academy.
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Kenneth Goldman
Manager, Corporate Relations
MIT Industrial Liaison Program
Concluding Remarks
Day 1, 16:50 - 17:00
Opening Remarks
Day 2, 9:00 - 9:05
Dr. Kenneth A. Goldman joined the MIT Industrial Liaison Program in 1988, managing a diverse portfolio of mostly European memberships, and concentrating in telecommunications and high technology. Before that, he began his career at MIT at Project Athena, MIT's experiment in distributed educational computing, where he organized and managed the visitor and demonstration facility. Most recently, he was assigned to the MIT-Skoltech team to create a corporate engagement function at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.

Dr. Goldman has special responsibility for relations with the MIT Media Laboratory and the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.

Dr. Goldman has worked with a wide range of companies and technologies, from the IT and communications sector to electronics, materials and manufacturing and aerospace and defense. In addition to companies in the United States, he has worked with companies Eastern and Western Europe. He speaks fluent Italian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, and some French, German and Spanish. He has studied many other languages.

He earned a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, applying information technology to analyze Serbocroatian oral epic. After that, Dr. Goldman worked several years at the Harvard Business School, in a database of industry and economic statistics (Program for Industry and Company Analysis). Following that he worked for Compulex, Inc. of Lowell, MA, a start-up, which produced multilingual word processing systems, where he was hired as manager of documentation and training, and then assumed responsibility for customer support, product design and product management. He then worked in a number of positions in the software industry before coming to MIT.
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John Greenfield
Director, Business Development & Partnerships
Everactive
John Greenfield is the Director of Business Development and Partnerships at Everactive. During his time with the company, he has held various leadership roles, including having responsibility for the sales and people operations functions. Prior to Everactive, Greenfield worked in management consulting in Washington, D.C., where he helped Fortune 100 healthcare and technology clients tackle their most challenging problems related to customer acquisition and retention. he received his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School in 2016, where he was a William Michael Shermet Scholar, the recipient of the Class of 1986 Peter J. Niehaus Scholarship, and the President of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club. He earned his BA, magna cum laude, from Colgate University, where he studied economics and political science.
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John Howard
Senior Director, MIT Open Learning
MIT Horizon Introduction
Day 2, 11:10 - 11:20
John Howard is a Senior Director at MIT Open Learning and leads the MIT Horizon initiative. He was previously founder/CEO of Jhana, an online education company and Duron, a solar energy company. He worked at McKinsey and earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics at Caltech.
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Peter Howard
CEO
Realtime Robotics
Peter Howard has a particular passion and interest in business formation and the process of creating order and value out of formative chaos. His roles have included entrepreneur-CEO, investor, and board director. As CEO, Howard has founded and successfully grown five companies, leading two to IPOs, one to strategic sale, and another to major technology license.

Howard led Realtime Robotics in raising $11.7m in funding, landing contracts with global 100 firms and developing the product from initial drawings to commercial. He has also been integral in the creation and launch of hundreds of innovative products as an industry leader in outsourced R&D and manufacturing services businesses based in the US, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Singapore, and China. Howard holds an MS degree from MIT in management and a Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.
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Sertac Karaman
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Cofounder, Optimus Ride
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
TBA
Day 1, 9:15 - 9:45
Sertac Karaman is an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (since Fall 2012). He has obtained B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and in computer engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2007; an S.M. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2009; and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science also from MIT in 2012. His research interests lie in the broad areas of robotics and control theory. In particular, he studies the applications of probability theory, stochastic processes, stochastic geometry, formal methods, and optimization for the design and analysis of high-performance cyber-physical systems. The application areas of his research include driverless cars, unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed aerial surveillance systems, air traffic control, certification and verification of control systems software, and many others. He is the recipient of an IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Career Award in 2017, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2017, Army Research Office Young Investigator Award in 2015, National Science Foundation Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2014, AIAA Wright Brothers Graduate Award in 2012, and an NVIDIA Fellowship in 2011.

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Karl Koster
Executive Director, MIT Corporate Relations
Director, Alliance Management
MIT Office of Strategic Alliances & Technology Transfer
Karl Koster is the executive director of MIT Corporate Relations. MIT Corporate Relations includes the MIT Industrial Liaison Program and MIT Startup Exchange.

In that capacity, Koster and his staff work with the leadership of MIT and senior corporate executives to design and implement strategies for fostering corporate partnerships with the Institute. Koster and his team have also worked to identify and design a number of major international programs for MIT, which have been characterized by the establishment of strong, programmatic linkages among universities, industry, and governments. Most recently these efforts have been extended to engage the surrounding innovation ecosystem, including its vibrant startup and small company community, into MIT's global corporate and university networks.

Koster is also the director of alliance management in the Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT). OSATT was launched in Fall 2019 as part of a plan to reinvent MIT’s research administration infrastructure. OSATT develops agreements that facilitate MIT projects, programs, and consortia with industrial, nonprofit, and international sponsors, partners, and collaborators.

Koster is past chairman of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), an organization that seeks to enhance the value of collaborative partnerships between universities and corporations.

Koster graduated from Brown University with a BA in geology and economics and received an MS from MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to returning to MIT, Koster worked as a management consultant in Europe, Latin America, and the United States on projects for private and public sector organizations.
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William Lehr
Research Associate
Senior Research Fellow, MIT Communications Futures Program
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Dr. William Lehr is a telecommunications and Internet industry economist and consultant with over twenty-five years of experience. He regularly advises senior industry executives and policymakers in the U.S. and abroad on the market, industry, and policy implications of events relevant to the Internet ecosystem. He is a research scientist in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, currently engaged several multidisciplinary research projects within the Advanced Networking Architecture Group in CSAIL (ANA). Dr. Lehr's research focuses on the economics and regulatory policy of the Internet infrastructure industries. He teaches courses on the economics, business strategy, and public policy issues facing telecommunications, Internet, and eCommerce companies, and is a frequent speaker at international industry and academic conferences. He is the author of numerous publications on such topics as the measurement of economic impacts of Information technologies, the economics of technical standard setting, the pricing of Internet services, and the implications of commercializing novel Internet and wireless technologies for industry structure and regulatory policy.

In addition to his academic research, Dr. Lehr provides litigation, economic, and business strategy consulting services for firms in the information technology industries in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Lehr has advised information technology companies on strategic marketing, pricing, financial planning, and competitive strategy; and government agencies in the United States and abroad on telecommunications and Internet policy matters. Dr. Lehr has prepared expert witness testimony for both private litigation and for regulatory proceedings before the FCC, before numerous state commissions and for numerous regulatory agencies abroad.

Dr. Lehr holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford (1992), an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School (1985), and MSE (1984), BS (1979) and BA (1979) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.



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John Leonard
Samuel C Collins Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
Associate Head for Research, Mechanical Engineering
MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. John J. Leonard is Samuel C. Collins Professor in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering and a member of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). His research addresses the problems of navigation and mapping for autonomous mobile robots and underwater vehicles. He holds the degrees of B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering and Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1987) and D.Phil. in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford (1994). He was team leader for MIT's DARPA Urban Challenge team, which was one of eleven teams to qualify for the Urban Challenge final event and one of six teams to complete the race. He is the recipient of an NSF Career Award (1998) and the King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Transactions on Robotics Paper Award (2006). He is an IEEE Fellow (2014). From 2016-2018, Professor Leonard served as Vice President of Automated Driving Research at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). At TRI, Dr. Leonard has helped to lead an effort to create the Toyota Guardian system for increasing the safety of human driving by exploiting advanced perception and navigation capabilities developed by the mobile robotics research community.
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Muriel Médard
Cecil H. Green Professor of Electrical Engineering
MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Randomness in 5G
Day 2, 9:05 - 9:35
Muriel Médard is the Cecil H. Green Professor in the EECS Department at MIT and leads the Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group at the Research Laboratory for Electronics. She has co-founded three companies to commercialize network coding. She has served as editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), of which she was elected Fellow, and as Editor in Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. She was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2012, and served on its board of governors for eleven years. She received the 2009 IEEE Communication Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2009 William R. Bennett Prize, the 2002 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award, and the 2018 ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award. She received the 2016 IEEE Vehicular Technology James Evans Avant Garde Award, the 2017 Aaron Wyner Distinguished Service Award and the 2017 Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award.
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David Mindell
Frances and David Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Founder & CEO, Humatics
David Mindell is an engineer and historian. An expert in human relationships with robotics and autonomous systems, he has led or participated in more than 25 oceanographic expeditions. From 2005 to 2011 he was Director of MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. He is the author of five books and co-founder of Humatics Corporation, which develops technologies to transform how robots and autonomous systems work in human environments.
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Long Phan
Cofounder and CEO
Top Flight Technologies
Dr. Long Phan leads research, product development, strategic software, and services partnerships to be used in Top Flight Technologies' products. Phan has over 20 years of experience in the field of robotics and autonomous systems. At MIT, he was an initial member of the MIT/Draper Aerial Robotics team that was the first in the world to demonstrate a fully autonomous helicopter from takeoff to landing. He is also a veteran on Wall Street, where he was an early pioneer in remote algorithmic trading systems, high frequency trading, and a high volume contributor on the NYSE (over 1% daily volume). Phan is a visionary and passionate entrepreneur who enjoys solving some of the most challenging problems in the world. He received his BS, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT.
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Bryan Reimer
Research Scientist, MIT AgeLab
Associate Director, New England University Transportation Center
Bryan Reimer, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, a researcher in the AgeLab, and the Associate Director of The New England University Transportation Center at MIT. Bryan’s research seeks to develop theoretical and applied insight into driver behavior. His work aims to find solutions to the next generation of human factors challenges associated with driver attention management, distraction, automation and the use of advanced driver assistance systems to maximize mobility and safety. His work leverages laboratory experimentation, driving simulation, field testing, and naturalistic driving studies to develop a comprehensive understanding of visual, physiological, behavioral, and overall performance characteristics associated with how drivers respond to the increasing complexity of the modern operating environment. His research is multidisciplinary, drawing together traditional psychological methods with big data analytics in computer vision, deep learning, and predictive modeling. He is an author on over 250 technical contributions in transportation and related human factors areas. His work informs technology development, business strategy, and public policy.

He founded and leads three academic partnerships with industry. The Advanced Human Factors Evaluator for Attentional Demand (AHEAD) consortium, aims to develop the next generation of driver attention measurement tools. The Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT) consortium, seeks to understand how drivers use emerging, commercially available vehicle technologies including advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving systems. Finally, the Clear Information Presentation (Clear-IP) consortium explores the impact of typography and other design features on usability in glance-based environments such as during driving or while using smartphones.

Dr. Reimer collaborates with industries worldwide on the topics of driver safety, vehicle automation and other technological concerns related to human factors. In addition to his work with students and a multi-disciplinary team at MIT, he is a strategic advisor to Affectiva and an active consultant to the entrepreneurial community. He is a Contributor to Forbes and regularly featured in the press as a mobility futurist and as an expert in automotive safety. A seasoned conference and event presenter, Reimer has provided keynote addresses on the topics of driver attention and vehicle automation. In his 2018 TEDx talk, “There’s more to the safety of driverless cars than AI”, he discusses the undertreated health crisis on our roads and the limits of focusing on automation alone as a solution. He suggests that the modernization and automation of our mobility ecosystem will require increased transparency and collaboration between the public and private sectors to enhance consumer trust and make vehicle automation the most critical life-saving technology of the century.

Dr. Reimer is the 2019 recipient of the Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). He received an inaugural 2018 Autos2050 Impact Award for his innovative contributions to the automotive industry, along with members of Congress, a governor, state senator, two CEOs, and several other leaders deeply concerned with the future of transportation, His academic contributions have been acknowledged through several paper awards including a highly selective 2017 CHI best paper.

His research has been featured in: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Nova, NBC News, Reuters, The Associated Press, Wired, Gizmodo, MIT Technology Review, Discovery Channel, BBC Horizon, Fast Company, The Boston Globe and Science News, among others. A Boston Globe Magazine First Person article “MIT AgeLab scientist Bryan Reimer on the perils of driver distraction” provided his views on automotive safety research. Science Careers featured Dr. Reimer in a Career Profile, “Focus on Aging: Engineering Safer Drivers”. A BBC Horizon documentary, “Surviving a Car Crash,” focused on his work as a key innovation in the future of automotive safety.

His work has been supported by Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Ford Motor Company, Honda, Audi, Subaru R & D, Mazda, Volvo Cars, Veoneer (Autoliv), Aptiv (Delphi), Denso, Panasonic Automotive, Lear, Takata, The Hartford, Liberty Mutual, Progressive, Travelers, Agero, Google, Affectiva, Monotype Imaging, TravelCenters of America, the Santos Family Foundation, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Consumer Reports, JD Power, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Global Automakers, AARP, Johnson & Johnson, Shire Pharmaceuticals, and the United States Department of Transportation.

He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, an M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

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Alberto Rodriguez
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Alberto Rodriguez is an Associate Professor (without tenure) at the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. Alberto graduated in Mathematics ('05) and Telecommunication Engineering ('06) from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, and earned his PhD (’13) from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He leads the Manipulation and Mechanisms Lab at MIT (MCube) researching autonomous dexterous manipulation, robot automation, and end-effector design. Alberto has received Best Paper Awards at conferences RSS’11, ICRA’13, RSS’18, IROS'18, and RSS'19, and has been finalist for best paper awards at conferences IROS’16 and IROS'18. He has lead Team MIT-Princeton in the Amazon Robotics Challenge between 2015 and 2017, and has received the Amazon Research Award in 2018 and 2019.
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Julie Shah
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
TBA
Day 1, 15:00 - 15:30
Julie Shah is an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and Associate Dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing. She directs the Interactive Robotics Group, which aims to imagine the future of work by designing collaborative robot teammates that enhance human capability. She is expanding the use of human cognitive models for artificial intelligence and has translated her work to manufacturing assembly lines, healthcare applications, transportation and defense. Before joining the faculty, she worked at Boeing Research and Technology on robotics applications for aerospace manufacturing. Prof. Shah has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and by MIT Technology Review on its 35 Innovators Under 35 list. Her work on industrial human-robot collaboration was also in Technology Review’s 2013 list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies. She has received international recognition in the form of best paper awards and nominations from the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, and the International Symposium on Robotics. She earned degrees in aeronautics and astronautics and in autonomous systems from MIT.
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Yichen Shen
Cofounder and CEO
Lightelligence
Yichen Shen is a cofounder and CEO of Lightelligence. He received his PhD in physics from MIT in 2016, where his research focused on nanophotonics and artificial intelligence. Through his PhD, Shen published more than 25 peer-reviewed journal papers and filed 10 US patents, including first authored papers in Science, Nature Photonics, and ICML (the top machine learning conference). In 2017, Shen received the Forbes 30 under 30 Global and MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators under 35 (TR35) China.
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Irina Sigalovsky
Program Director
MIT Corporate Relations Industrial Liaison Program
Closing Remarks
Day 2, 12:20 - 12:30
Irina Sigalovsky works in the Office of Corporate Relations at MIT where she builds mutually beneficial partnerships between corporations and MIT. Dr. Sigalovsky comes to MIT with 10 years of international experience in innovation strategy, technology forecasting and external innovation. Prior to MIT, Irina worked at GEN3 Partners, Inc. as a senior principal collaborating with Fortune 1000 companies to focus their innovation investments, execute strategic innovation agendas, and develop business globally. Throughout her career, Irina has taught at Tufts University, MIT Sloan, X-Prize Lab@MIT, MIT HST, Boston and Harvard Universities.
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Mike Stanley
Founder
Transit X
Mike Stanley started Transit X in March 2015 after a series of large snow storms shut down much of Boston's transit system and he looked for solutions to make transportation reliable. After not finding any viable solutions, he decided to start Transit X to create a "Silver Bullet" for transportation.

Mike built his first autonomous robot in 1982 at the age of 12. He is a graduate of MIT with degrees from the Sloan School of Management and in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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Kieran Strobel
Second year master's student in MIT's Aero-Astro department
MIT Driverless Team
Day 2, 11:00 - 11:10
Kieran is a second year master's student in MIT's Aero-Astro department currently researching ionic thrusters for in-atmosphere propulsion systems. His formal training is in mechanical engineering, graduating from the University of Waterloo in Canada and spent two years as a vehicle engineer in California with Tesla Motors. Before taking on the role to coordinate the organization's overall technical efforts, Kieran led MIT Driverless' Computer Vision and Machine Learning groups which focused on developing highly accurate low latency perception systems.
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Vivienne Sze
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Vivienne Sze is an Associate Professor at MIT in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Her research interests include energy-aware signal processing algorithms, and low-power circuit and system design for portable multimedia applications, including computer vision, deep learning, autonomous navigation, and video process/coding. Prior to joining MIT, she was a Member of Technical Staff in the R&D Center at TI, where she designed low-power algorithms and architectures for video coding. She also represented TI in the JCT-VC committee of ITU-T and ISO/IEC standards body during the development of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), which received a Primetime Engineering Emmy Award. She is a co-editor of the book entitled “High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC): Algorithms and Architectures” (Springer, 2014).

Prof. Sze received the B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 2004, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degree from MIT in 2006 and 2010, respectively. In 2011, she received the Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize in Electrical Engineering at MIT. She is a recipient of the 2018 Facebook Faculty Award, the 2018 & 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award, the 2018 & 2016 Google Faculty Research Award, the 2016 AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award, the 2016 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2007 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, and a co-recipient of the 2018 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Best Student Paper Award, the 2017 CICC Outstanding Invited Paper Award, the 2016 IEEE Micro Top Picks Award and the 2008 A-SSCC Outstanding Design Award.

For more information about research in the Energy-Efficient Multimedia Systems Group at MIT visit: http://www.rle.mit.edu/eems/
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Dmitry Turbiner
Founder & CTO
General Radar
Dmitry Turbiner invented the world's first SERDES 4D imaging radar and secured seed funding from Kleiner Perkins to found General Radar. His vision to make the world's most powerful sensor to let people experience the benefits of automation remains the company's driving force to this day. Prior to Genrad, Dmitry, previously a microwave engineer at NASA/JPL, served as the Chief Engineer for the COSMIC2/FORMOSAT-7 Radio Occultation Antenna Array. He chose the company's name (Genrad) as an homage to the venerable General Radio of Kendall Square fame. Not surprisingly, Genrad's core team is draws heavily from MIT and is inspired by the US Air Force work done by Margaret Hamilton and her team at MIT Lincoln Labs in the 1960s. Dmitry holds two patents in antenna design and two additional in radar design.
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Bo Zhu
CTO
BlinkAI
Bo Zhu is the CTO of BlinkAI, a spinoff from imaging research he proposed as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard and published in Nature. This revolutionary technique rethinks the conventional image reconstruction signal processing pipeline with a fully automated deep learning approach based on human perceptual learning, significantly improving image quality from rapidly acquired low-quality raw data. Zhu received his SB and MEng in electrical engineering from MIT and PhD in biomedical engineering at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). At BlinkAI, he leads the development of machine learning techniques to accelerate high-fidelity CMOS image acquisition and reconstruction in difficult environments using efficient inference that can be deployed on mobile and embedded systems.
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Sibo Zhu
Machine Learning Team Lead of MIT Driverless
MIT Driverless Team
Day 2, 11:00 - 11:10
Sibo Zhu holds a Masters in Computer Science from Brandeis University. His recent research focuses on dealing with Autonomous Vehicle based Machine Learning, Neural Network pruning, and Outlier Detection. Sibo joined MIT Driverless in early 2019. He was a member of the MIT/Delft Driverless team that achieved podium finishes at Formula Driverless competitions in Italy and Germany. He also co-authored the Computer Vision pipeline paper (Strobel et al. 2019). Sibo is currently the Machine Learning Team Lead of MIT Driverless, working on deploying deep neural networks that run on Camera, LiDAR, and path-planning.
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