Marcus Nolte received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Technische Universität Braunschweig in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Since 2014 he is working as a PhD student at the Institute of Control Engineering at TU Braunschweig. His research focuses on self-aware motion planning for automated road vehicles, including architectural concepts as well as the implementation of a model-predictive-control-based motion planning framework.
Phone: +49 531 391 3827
Torben Stolte studied Automation Technologies at Universität Lüneburg (Diplom (FH) 2008) and Electrical Engineering at Technische Universität Braunschweig (M. Sc. 2011). Since 2011 he is a research assistant at the Institute of Control Engineering of Technische Universität Braunschweig. Parallely, he worked in a collaboration with Porsche Engineering as functional safety engineer from 2011 to 2014. His research interest is safety of automated vehicles. He investigates the potential of fault-tolerant vehicle motion control towards safety of steering, brake, and drive actuators.
Phone: +49 531 391 3862
Nacer E. Chelbi
Nacer E. Chelbi is currently a postdoctoral researcher and member of Laboratory on Intelligent Vehicles (LIV) at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada in 2019. He mainly worked on the development of a new testing approaches for the evaluation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in intelligent/autonomous vehicles under multiple conditions. He received his Control and Systems Engineering degree from the University of Badji Mokhtar, Algeria in 2010. He worked as a Control and Automation Engineer for two years (2011-2013) at ArcelorMittal, Algeria. In 2014, he received his master’s degree in Automatic and Mechatronics, Automotive and Aerospace from the University of Bordeaux, France. During his journey, he was granted the opportunity to work in several teams with reputable companies and research institutes such as Nova Bus Volvo, PMG Technologies, OpenLAB - PSA Peugeot Citroen, and IMS Laboratory for Integration from Material to Systems at the University Bordeaux. His research interests include development, training, co-simulation, testing, evaluation and validation of highly automated driving applications in intelligent/autonomous vehicles/buses.
Phone: +1 819 437-8833
J. Christian Gerdes
J. Christian Gerdes is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS). His laboratory studies how cars move, how humans drive cars and how to design future cars that work cooperatively with the driver or drive themselves. When not teaching on campus, he can often be found at the racetrack with students, instrumenting race cars or trying out their latest prototypes for the future. Professor Gerdes and his team have been recognized with a number of awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the Ralph Teetor award from SAE International and the Rudolf Kalman Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Phone: +1 650 497 3574
Jia Hu works as a ZhongTe Distinguished Chair in Cooperative Automation in the College of Transportation Engineering at Tongji University. Before joining Tongji, he was a research associate at the Federal Highway Administration, USA (FHWA). He graduated with a Ph.D. degree from the University of Virginia. He received his Master degree in transportation engineering from the North Carolina State University. He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Zhejiang University, China. His research interests include connected and automated vehicles, microscopic simulation model application, system optimization, and transportation energy efﬁciency.
Mykel Kochenderfer is Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. Prior to joining the faculty, he was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he worked on airspace modeling and aircraft collision avoidance, with his early work leading to the establishment of the ACAS X program. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Stanford University. Prof. Kochenderfer is the director of the Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory (SISL), conducting research on advanced algorithms and analytical methods for the design of robust decision making systems. Of particular interest are systems for air trafﬁc control, unmanned aircraft, and other aerospace applications where decisions must be made in uncertain, dynamic environments while maintaining safety and efﬁciency. Research at SISL focuses on efﬁcient computational methods for deriving optimal decision strategies from high-dimensional, probabilistic problem representations. He is the author of ”Decision Making under Uncertainty: Theory and Application” and ”Algorithms for Optimization”, both from MIT Press. He is a third generation pilot.
Phone: +1 650 497 3574
Maximilian Naumann is with Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI). Prior to joining BCAI, he was research group leader at the Institute of Measurement and Control at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) degree from KIT in 2016 and 2020. During his studies, he visited MSCL at UC Berkeley, USA, and contributed to the interaction dataset and lanelet2. His interests include safe and cooperative motion planning and human driver modelling.
Phone: +49 711 811-18226
Marco Pavone is an associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University, Stanford, California, 94305, USA, where he is the director of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory. Before joining Stanford, he was a research technologist within the Robotics Section at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He received the Ph.D. degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. His main research interests are in the development of methodologies for the analysis, design, and control of autonomous systems, with an emphasis on self-driving cars, autonomous aerospace vehicles, and future mobility systems. He is a recipient of a number of awards, including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and a NASA Early Career Faculty Award. He was identified by the American Society for Engineering Education as one of America’s 20 most highly promising investigators under the age of 40. He is an associate editor of IEEE Control Systems Magazine.
Martin Törngren has an engineering background in mechatronics. After starting a company in the mid 90s, specializing in advanced tools for developers of embedded control systems, he embarked on an academic career, becoming a Professor in Embedded Control Systems at KTH in 2002. His core research interests are in cyber-physical systems design methodology including architecting, safety, and model based engineering. Networking, multidisciplinary research and industrial collaboration have been characteristic throughout his career. He is the initiator and Director of the Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems (www.ices.kth.se), launched in 2008.
Phone: +46 8 790 6307
Markus Maurer studied Electrical Engineering at the Technische Universität München (Diplom 1993). He then joined the group of Prof. E. D. Dickmanns at the Universität der Bundeswehr München where he ﬁnished his PhD in 2000 in the ﬁeld of automated driving. From 1999 to 2007 Prof. Maurer was a project manager and head of the development department of Driver Assistance Systems at Audi. Since 2007 he has been a full professor for Automotive Electronics Systems at the Institute of Control Engineering at Technische Universität Braunschweig. His research focuses on both functional and systemic aspects of automated road vehicles.
Phone: +49 531 391 3838
Ignacio Alvarez is Sr. Research Scientist at the Autonomous Driving Research Lab in Intel Labs where he develops, software, system architectures and simulation tools to accelerate the adoption of safe automated driving technologies. Prior to Intel, Ignacio worked for 8 years at BMW leading R&D and product development for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Vehicle Telematics Services in Europe, America and Asia. Ignacio received his International Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of the Basque Country (Spain) and Clemson University (USA) in 2011 in the ﬁeld of Driver Assistance Systems. Ignacio’s research is focused on the development of intelligent automated vehicles that augment human mobility with safer and more enjoyable experiences.
Krzysztof Czarnecki is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research focus is on safety assurance of autonomous vehicles, and especially assuring appropriate behavior in trafﬁc and functions that rely on machine learning. He co-leads the development of UW Moose, Canada’s ﬁrst self-driving research vehicle (autonomoose.net). He also serves on Society of Automotive Engineers task forces on level of driving automation, reference architecture for automated driving systems, and maneuvers and behaviors.
Phone: +1 519 888 4567 37137
Denis Gingras made his EECE Eng and MSc degrees at UBC Vancouver and Université Laval, Quebec. He made his EECE Dr Eng degree at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany in 1989. In the 90s, he directed the Digital and Optical Systems Division at INO, Quebec City. From 2000 to 2009, he directed the Intelligent Materials and Systems Institute (IMSI) at UdeS and became professor at the EECE Department. He also coordinated the Canadian research program “Intelligent systems and sensors” in the AUTO21 NCE for 14 years. He founded the Laboratory on Intelligent vehicles (LIV) at UdeS in 2012. Dr Gingras was a guest researcher in various universities across the world (France, US, Japan, Mexico, Australia, USA, Germany). He obtains a Foreign Researcher Fellowship from the City of Paris in 2008 while working at IFSTTAR. Since 2017, he is president of the Strategic and Scientiﬁc Orientation Council of the French consortium VEDECOM. Dr Gingras is also a member of numerous committees and boards. He has authored over a hundred publications and has more than 30 years of experience in the research area of ITS, IVs and CAVs.
Phone: +1 819 821-8000 62579
Arnaud de La Fortelle
Arnaud de La Fortelle has engineering degrees from the French École Polytechnique and École des Ponts et Chaussées and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. He managed (being coordinator twice) several French and European projects. He moves to MINES ParisTech in 2006 where he becomes director of the Center for Robotics in 2008. He was Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley in 2017-2018. He has been elected in 2009 to the Board of Governors of IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society. He has been member of several program committees for conferences and was General Chair of IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2019 in Paris. He was member, then president of the French ANR scientiﬁc evaluation committee for sustainable mobility and cities in 2008-2017. He also serves regularly as expert for the European research program (FP7, H2020). His main topic of interest is cooperative systems (perception, communication, data distribution, control, mathematical certiﬁcation) and their applications (e.g. collective taxis, cooperative automated vehicles). He chairs the international research chair Drive for All with sponsors Valeo, Safran and Peugeot and partners UC Berkeley, EPFL and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Phone: +33 1 4051 9408
Fabian Oboril is a Research Scientist at the Autonomous Mobil Systems Research Research Lab in Intel Labs, since 2018. Before he worked for Intel’s automated driving division. In 2016, he received his PhD in Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany and Clemson University, USA. His research interest focuses on the development of dependable automated vehicles to improve future driving experiences.
Phone: +49 721-62695085
Christoph Stiller studied Electrical Engineering in Aachen, Germany and Trondheim, Norway, and received the Diploma degree and the Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.) from Aachen University of Technology in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He worked with INRS-Telecommunications in Montreal, Canada as a post-doc in 1994/1995 and with Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany from 1995-2001. In 2001 he became Chaired Professor and Director of the Institute for Measurement and Control Systems at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Dr. Stiller serves as Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles (2015-ongoing) and as Associate Editor for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (2012-ongoing). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (2009-2011). His automated driving team AnnieWAY has been ﬁnalist in the Darpa Urban Challenge 2007 as well as ﬁrst and second winner of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge in 2011 and 2016, respectively. He has served is several positions for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society including being its President 2012-2013.
Phone: +49 721 608-42325
Hong Wang is currently a Research Associate Professor at Tsinghua University. From 2015 to 2019, she was working as a Research Associate of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering with the University of Waterloo. She received her Ph.D. degree in Beijing Institute of Technology in China in the year 2015. Her research focuses on SOTIF, risk assessment and crash mitigation-based decision making during critical driving scenarios, ethical decision making for autonomous vehicles, intelligent control theory and application. She becomes the IEEE member since the year 2017. She has published over sixty papers on top international journals, such as IEEE Transaction on Intelligent System, IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transaction on Mechatronics, etc. She also served as the associate editor for 2019 Intelligent Vehicles Symposium held in Paris, France.