Hand-picked expert speakers
AutoSens speakers represent the leading minds in the field of vehicle perception. Experts in robotics, computer vision, automotive electronics, digital imaging, functional safety and more, all have been invited specifically because of their vast experience, recent projects, and ability to shape the future of ADAS and autonomous vehicle technology.
Previous speakers at AutoSens conferences
BOM Family Owner of Viewing Systems,
Dr. Wende Zhang research interests include Perception and Sensing for Automated Driving, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Robotics. As BFO of viewing systems, he transferred his research innovation into multiple industry-first applications, such as Rear Camera Mirror (Named 2015 Popular Science ‘Best of What’s New’ award winner and 2016 Best New Safety Technology) and Video Trigger Recording on MY16 Cadillac CT6, Front Curb Camera System on MY 16 Chevrolet Corvette. Wende Zhang 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 80+ US patent applications and 30+ publications in sensing and viewing systems for automated driving and active safety.
R&D Advanced Technology,
Toyota Motor Europe
Development Next Gen Video Sensor, Optics and Sensor Signal Processing,
Director, Embedded Technology Business Unit,
Director, Image Quality Evaluation R&D,
Google PhD Fellowship in Security,
Pennsylvania State University
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.
Senior Optics Researcher, General Motors
Currently focusing on the future of cars – Optical systems for automated driving and driverless vehicles. Research and development of novel 3D Lidar systems and unique cameras designs.
Valeo Expert / R&D Map & Fusion Department Manager – Automated Parking,
Valeo Vision Systems
R&D Project Manager,
Fujikura Automotive Europe
Architect/Algorithms Lead – Automotive Imaging & Vision,
Principal R&D Engineer,
ADAS Tech Lead
R&D Project Manager,
Pascal Lecuyot is a research and development project manager now in charge of four teams of engineers dedicated to the following topics: 3D mapping, localization, obstacles clustering/tracking/classification, and graphical applications. Prior to joining Navya, he was in charge of the mapping and localization software for autonomous shuttles within the european projects CATS and CityMobil2. He completed his engineering degree in Scientific Computing from Ecole Supérieur d’Ingénieurs Léonard de Vinci, Paris.
Co-founder and Managing Director,
Product Manager Optical Sensors,
Head of Autonomous Car,
Founder and CEO,
Autonomous Vehicles Testing &
Homologation Leader and Safety Expert,
Vision Systems Intelligence
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,
Program Director, Perceptive Systems for the Intuitive Internet of Things (I2oT),
Director of Automotive Market Segment,
Founder and CTO,
Senior Lecturer Human Factors, Centre for Mobility and Transport,
Chief Image System Architect,
Chair, IEEE P1858
Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) Workgroup
Senior Vision Research Engineer, ADAS Department,
German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)
Autonomous Driving Sensing Lead and Vision System Architect,
Managing Director and Vice President, B2B,
Dominique’s background comprises a wealth of telecommunication and mobile device applications experience. He previously worked for Orange and BT in Belgium and held a variety of positions at consumer/industrial technology companies, assuming roles in product management and market research and intelligence. He later started his own company in software consulting for mobile devices, where he acquired extensive experience in mobile satellite navigation software.
Co-Founder & CTO,
He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and charted engineer in different countries, lean six sigma black belt with a PhD in new technology implementation.
Senior Member of the Technical Staff (SMTS),
Proven leadership with strategic thinking leading to successful program execution for optimized Audio & Video SW, Video HW Engine, Imaging HW sub-system and Vision acceleration HW. Interfacing with multiple internal businesses across sites, external customers and 3rd party. Innovator enabling differentiated solution reflected by products as well as prolific record (50+) in terms of patents, papers, articles, trade-secrets and standardization activities.
Founder and CEO,
Andrew’s reputation is acknowledge with his leadership in standards definitions, specifically chair of the Khronos SYCLTM for OpenCLTM group and chair of System Runtime Working Group for the HSA Foundation. Andrew graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Computer Science and Physics.
Area Manager of the Metamaterial Devices, Hardware Systems Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Prior to his role at PARC, he was a principal scientist at Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), where he led and managed half a dozen million-dollar U.S. Government-sponsored programs focused on developing disruptive technologies and advanced manufacturing systems. At PSI, he was also the chief architect of a self-learning algorithm for anomaly detection, which was applied to a broad range of problems.
Activity Leader Imaging,
If you would like to be involved as a speaker at a future event, please contact Sense Media Events direct. Topics and speakers are carefully researched and picked by the Programme Director, Robert Stead, and the Advisory Board.