Scientific biographies - Invited speakers

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We are pleased to announce our five invited speakers.


David BevlyDavid M. Bevly Integrating GPS with on-board vehicle sensors for vehicle navigation and control
David M. Bevly is the Albert Smith Jr. Endowed Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and director of the GPS and Vechicle Dynamics Laboratory at Auburn University. David received his B.S. from Texas A&M University in 1995, M.S from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997, and Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2001 in mechanical engineering. He joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University in 2001 as an assistant professor. Dr. Bevly's research interests include control systems, sensor fusion, GPS, state estimation, and parameter identification. His research focuses on vehicle dynamics as well as modeling and control of vehicle systems. Specifically, Dr. Bevly has developed algorithms for control of off-road vehicles and methods for identifying critical vehicle parameters using GPS and inertial sensors.


Martin Lauer Martin Lauer Camera based vehicle localization for autonomous vehicles
Martin Lauer studied computer science at Karlsruhe University and received his Ph.D. in computer science from University of Osnabrueck. As a research group leader he works in the fields of machine vision, robotics, and machine learning at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.




Robin SchubertRobin Schubert Vehicle Localization beyond GNSS: Towards Lane-Level Accuracy using Cameras and V2V Communications

Dr. Robin Schubert is currently managing director and co-founder of BASELABS GmbH, a technology-oriented spin-off company which focuses on development software and consulting for advanced driver assistance systems and Bayesian signal processing. He received his diploma and doctoral degree in electrical engineering with distinction from Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. In 2010, he received an additional diploma degree in business administration from the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany.

Robin is member of the IEEE and author of different journal and conference publications. In 2011, he received the Hermann Appel award for his doctoral thesis Integrated Bayesian Object and Situation Assessment for Lane Change Assistance. His current professional interests include data fusion, Bayesian filtering & tracking, situation assessment as well as the application of these techniques on environment perception and vehicle localization.


Fawzi NashashibiFawzi Nashashibi Towards advanced road transport for the urban environment: an overview of CityMobil project

Fawzi Nashashibi, 45 years, is a senior researcher and the Program Manager of IMARA research Team at INRIA since November 2010. He has been senior researcher in the robotics centre of the École des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech) since 1994 and is an R&D engineer and a project manager at ARMINES since May 2000. He was previously a research engineer at PROMIP and a technical manager at Light Co. Fawzi Nashashibi has a Masters Degree in Automation, Industrial Engineering and Signal Processing (LAAS/CNRS), a PhD in Robotics from Toulouse University prepared in LAAS/CNRS laboratory, and a HDR Diploma (Accreditation to research supervision) from University of Jussieu (Paris 6). His main research topics are in environment perception and multi-sensor fusion, vehicle positioning and environment 3D modeling with main applications in Intelligent Transport Systems and Robotics. He played key roles in many of European and national French projects such as Carsense, ARCOS, LOVe, HAVE-it, SPEEDCAM, PICAV, CityMobil... some of which he is coordinating. He is also involved in much collaboration with French and international academic and industrial partners. He is an IEEE member and author of numerous publications and patents in the field of ITS and ADAS systems.


Christoph StillerChristoph Stiller 3D Localization and Scene Perception for Cognitive Automobiles

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 for a post-doctoral year as Member of the Scientific Staff in 1994/1995. In 1995 he joined the Corporate Research and Advanced Development of Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany. In 2001 he became chaired professor and director of the Institute for Measurement and Control Systems at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
Dr. Stiller has been elected President of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (2012-2013). He serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2004-ongoing), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1999-2003) and as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (2009-2011). He has served as program chair for the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2004 in Italy and as General Chair of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2011 in Germany. His team autonomous driving team AnnieWAY has been finalist in the Darpa Urban Challenge 2007 and winner of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge in 2011.