6:00p Welcome reception
6:30p Research Panel
7:15p Q&A, Networking
MeetUp for researchers and developers from the automotive and AV community, with a focus on applied ML and computer vision engineering. Synthesis AI CEO and Founder Yashar Behzadi will lead a panel with Marco Pavone from Stanford ASL and NVIDIA’s DRIVE Sim PM, Gautham Sholingar.
The research panel will cover:
* Models for in-cabin DMS/OMS and ADAS, with a focus on EuroNCAP and NHTSA requirements
* How synthetic data can be used to train in-cabin and exterior computer vision systems for autonomy, ADAS, object detection and activity recognition
* The observed impact of generative AI for automotive simulation, from the lab to the track to the streets
* Current research on advances in CV engineering from Synthesis AI, Stanford ASL, and NVIDIA
**SPEAKERS** (Panel Format)
**Marco Pavone PhD** (Panelist)
Marco is an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, where he is the Director of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory and Co-Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford. He received a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010.
**Gautham Sholingar** (Panelist)
Gautham is a Senior Product Manager with the NVIDIA DRIVE Sim team. He is a seasoned product leader with expertise in simulation, synthetic data, AI/ML and autonomous vehicles. Prior to NVIDIA, Gautham was an Automated Driving Research Engineer with Ford Motor Company.
**Yashar Behzadi PhD** (Moderator)
Yashar is the CEO and Founder of Synthesis AI, the industry leader in synthetic data for automotive computer vision applications. He is an experienced entrepreneur who has built transformative businesses in AI and data. Yashar has over 30 patents and patents pending and a Ph.D. from UCSD with a focus on computer vision and AI.
**ABOUT SYNTHESIS AI**
Synthesis AI offers a platform for generating unlimited amounts of labeled synthetic data for training automotive CV models. The company serves OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers globally, with a focus on ADAS, DMS/OMS/IMS, gaze detection, and pedestrian detection AI.