Tech Talk: Self-Driving Cars and Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous cars are no longer a futuristic idea as experts predict 10 million self-driving cars on the road by 2020.

Join us for an engaging evening where we hear from Dr Frazzoli Emilio CTO and Co-founder of nuTonomy and Tichakorn Wongpiromsarn as they give an introduction of nuTOnomy's software development for autonomous passenger vehicles that is tested here in Singapore.

More about nuTonomy here: http://www.nutonomy.com/

About the speakers:

Dr. Emilio Frazzoli is CTO and Co-founder of nuTonomy, an MIT/SMART spin-off company focused on developing state-of-the-art software for autonomous urban driving. As CTO, Emilio led the development of nuTonomy's state-of-the-art technology for autonomous cars providing safe, reliable, and timely mobility on demand services.

Dr. Frazzoli is also a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics (currently on leave) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was the director of the Transportation@MIT initiative, and led a $50M dollar project on Future Urban Mobility at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART). He has co-authored more than 250 technical papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and international conferences, and his work has been cited approximately 10,000 times in the literature. His contributions in robotics and motion planning are widely recognized as state of the art in the field. He led some of the first practical demonstration of autonomous systems for mobility on demand, and authored the seminal papers laying the scientific foundation for large-scale mobility-on-demand services.

Dr. Frazzoli Emilio holds a Laurea degree from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", and a PhD degree from MIT. He was the recipient of a NSF CAREER award in 2002, the IEEE George S. Axelby award in 2015, and the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu award in 2017, "for contributions to planning, control, and fleet operation algorithms for autonomous vehicles."

Tichakorn Wongpiromsarn received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from California Institute of Technology. She is currently a principal research scientist at nuTonomy, working on developing the planning and decision-making system for autonomous vehicles. Her research interests span hybrid systems, distributed control systems, formal methods, transportation networks and situational reasoning and decision making in complex, dynamic and uncertain environments.

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