Technical experts represent our high-level Advisory Board for AutoSens
AutoSens conferences are curated by a team of technical experts, representative of the full supply chain from OEMs to academia, and market tested with engineers to ensure each agenda is current and relevant for the audience.
Founder and CEO,
In his current role, Bill advises start-ups, corporations and investors on how to maximize their participation in China’s Automobility Revolution. In order to achieve success, he believes they must expand their focus from the product (the automobile) to the utility derived from the product (“automobility”), and create a business model and digital ecosystem optimized to provide digitally enabled solutions for both car owners and mobility services users.
Bill was previously the regional head of Chrysler in North East Asia, where he successfully negotiated agreements with partners and obtained required approvals from the China government to bring six new vehicle programs to the market in a three-year period, while concurrently establishing an infrastructure for local sourcing and sales distribution.
Mr. Russo has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in New York, and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Mr. Russo is a highly sought after opinion leader on the development of the China market and the automotive industry.
Senior Research Engineer,
Valeo Vision Systems
Senior Video Camera Engineer,
Ford Motor Company
Dr Hadj. Hamma Tadjine
Business Development & Projects,
IAV GmbH, Germany
Technical Fellow on Sensing Systems,
Wende’s research interests include Perception and Sensing for Automated Driving, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Robotics. He established GM’s development, execution and sourcing strategy on Lidar systems and components and transferred his research innovation into multiple industry-first applications such as Rear Camera Mirror, Redundant Lane Sensing on MY17 Cadillac Super Cruise, Video Trigger Recording on MY16 Cadillac CT6 and Front Curb Camera System on MY 16 Chevrolet Corvette. Wende was the technical lead on computer vision and the embedded researcher in the GM-CMU autonomous driving team that won the DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007. He has 75+ US patents, 35+ publications in sensing and viewing systems and received the GM highest technical awards (Boss Kettering Award) 3 times in 2015, 2016, 2017. Wende has a doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Indiana University.
Senior Manager – Core Camera Engineering,
Architect/Algorithms Lead – Automotive Imaging & Vision,
Vice President & General Manager
Manager – Camera Technology,
Camera Module Architect, BU Advanced Driver Assistance Systems,
- Diploma in Applied Physics from Frankfurt University (Topics: Complex Systems and Neural Networks applied to Image Processing tasks)
- MPhil in Electrical Engineering from University of Manchester (Topics: Vision Chips and Computer Vision Algorithms)
- PhD in Physics from Heidelberg University (Topics: Computer Vision Algorithms for video based ADAS Systems)
- In Cooperation with Robert Bosch GmbH
- Software engineer for video based ADAS Systems
- Focus towards the hardware-software interface and the control software for Imagers, ISPs and Safety (ISO26262, Automotive Spice)
- Software architect for optical systems in the predevelopment for Bosch’s next generation video systems
University of Applied Sciences Ulm
Woodside Capital Partners
Rudy is the Managing Partner of Woodside Capital Partners and works with growth stage technology companies to execute local and cross-border M&A transactions and private placements. Prior to founding WCP, he led Scipher plc through a corporate restructuring as CEO. His professional experience also includes executive roles with NEC, Visioneer and Xerox as well as founding the MIT Media Lab Europe joint venture with the Irish government. He currently serves on the boards of two UK companies, Bango plc (AIM:BGO) and Seeing Machines plc (AIM: SEE).
Rudy holds degrees from Yale (BSc and MSc in EE) and Cambridge (PhD in Digital Imaging).
Senior Hardware Expert,
Group Leader for Active Safety, ADAS
Head of Safe Car,
Riccardo has worked for many years on the specification and design of ICs and IPs for safety critical systems in automotive, industrial, medical and railway applications. He is an active member of international committees for functional safety: in ISO 26262, he is leading the chapter about “ISO 26262 and microcontrollers. Riccardo is IEEE member and he has authored many papers related to High-Reliability Circuits, Design for Testability and Asynchronous Circuits.
Head of ADAS,
Panasonic Automotive Europe
His research of interest includes Robotics and Intelligent Vehicle Systems – SLAM, Localization (DSO, SVO, VO, Ackermann Model, etc.), SFM, MOD, 3DOD, Sensor Fusion, Machine Learning, Trajectory Planning & Control.
Dr. Nguyen has served as an organizer, session chair, editorial board member, advisory/program committee board member, and a designated reviewer for a number of journals (IEEE RAS, Elsevier RAS, MPDI Sensor, Wiley ITS, IEEE ITS trans., etc.) and conferences (IEEE IV, IEEE ICRA, IEEE IROS, IEEE ICIP, IEEE ITS, etc.).
He has published 1 book, 1 book chapter, 3 top-tier journals, 24 conference-papers, and 12 patents.
Dr. Nguyen is a member of IEEE Automotive Standard P2020, and a member of European ITS.
Safety Programme Manager,
In 2001 Dr Sivencrona received a research grant from Honeywell to work on improving and validating the time triggered architecture. Håkan has also worked some years for SP Swedish test and research institute where he worked in several research projects around dependable communication and architectures. 2005 Håkan joined Mecel, where he worked as an international expert in ISO 26262 and Autosar standardization.
After a few years Håkan joined QAMCOM, a high tech company focusing on radar, signal processing and safety. During this time he was a contractor working for major OEMs and Tier 1s. In2013 he started to work with Delphi E&S where he has since then been working as a Functional Safety Manger for several ADAS production projects. Håkan still maintains his interest for ISO 26262 although he has moved much more into ADAS and autonomous driving area in the recent years. Håkan drives a Volvo V70 with AEBS and ACC and really likes these applications.
As an automotive analyst and consultant Phil provides clients with pragmatic insight on the current and future of technology deployment in automotive. Phil’s subject matter expertise includes both automotive and information technology.
In 2000, Phil co-founded the Telematics Research Group (TRG) to provide syndicated and custom market intelligence to the Automotive Industry. TRG was acquired in 2008 by iSuppli (LA) where Phil led the newly formed automotive practice focusing on automotive electronics for Infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). In 2011, iSuppli was acquired by IHS where Phil led the Automotive Technology Group within IHS Automotive.
Earlier in his career Phil co-founded Associated Research Services (Dallas) as a provider of business intelligence to the mobile computing industry. This company was the first of its kind to utilize the internet to deliver real-time industry intelligence. ARS was sold in 2000 to Current Analysis.
Founder and CEO,
Professor of Physics,
Duesseldorf University of Applied Science
Senior Research Engineer,
In 2006, He earned his MS degree in Mechanical and Control Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. After graduation and returning back home to Republic of Korea, he devoted himself in developing line scan cameras, optical inspection units and other imaging equipments at Samsung Electronics for nearly 7 years, before joining Hyundai Autron.
The Advisory Board continues to grow, demonstrating the support for AutoSens from the length and breadth of the supply chain. If you are interested to join, please get in touch.