Dr. Shaoshan Liu is chairman and co-founder of PerceptIn. He attended UC Irvine for his undergraduate and graduate studies and obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering in 2010. His research focuses on Computer Architecture, Big Data Platforms, Deep Learning Infrastructure, and Robotics. He has over eight years of industry experience: before founding PerceptIn, he was with Baidu USA, where he led the Autonomous Driving Systems team. Before joining Baidu USA, he worked on Big Data platforms at LinkedIn, Operating Systems kernel at Microsoft, Reconfigurable Computing at Microsoft Research, GPU Computing at INRIA (France), Runtime Systems at Intel Research, and Hardware at Broadcom.
Dr. Liyun Li has more than 6 years of experience in autonomous driving software development. He is currently a principal engineer and manager at Xpeng Motors (NYSE: XPEV), where he leads the software development of Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP). Before joining Xpeng Motors, he served as a principal engineer at JD.com. He is one of the founding members of Baidu USA’s autonomous driving team, where he has driven and led the effort of building core modules in Baidu’s open-source autonomous driving system, including planning and prediction. Dr. Li has published two books in Autonomous Driving: Creating Autonomous Vehicle Systems (Morgan & Claypool Publishers) and The First Technology Book in Autonomous Driving (Publishing House of Electronics Industry (PHEI)). He is also the inventor of more than 20 international patents in autonomous driving. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University and Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University.
Dr. Jie Tang is currently an associate professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering of South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. Before joining SCUT, Dr. Tang was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside and Clarkson University from December 2013 to August 2015. She received the B.E. from the University of Defense Technology in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 2012, both in Computer Science. From 2009-2011, she was a visiting researcher at the PArallel Systems and Computer Architecture Lab at the University of California, Irvine, USA.
Dr. Shuang Wu is currently a scientist at Yitu Inc. Previously senior research scientist at Baidu's AI lab in Sunnyvale, CA, senior architect at Baidu USDC. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from University of Southern California, and was a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA. He has conducted research in computer and biological vision, applied machine learning in industry for computational advertisement, and speech recognition. He has published in conferences such as NIPS, ICML etc.
Dr. Jean-Luc Gaudiot received the Diplome d'Ingenieur from ESIEE, Paris, France in 1976 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA in 1977 and 1982, respectively. He is currently a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at UC, Irvine. Prior to joining UCI in 2002, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California since 1982. His research interests include multithreaded architectures, fault-tolerant multiprocessors, and implementation of reconfigurable architectures. He has published over 250 journal and conference papers. His research has been sponsored by NSF, DoE, and DARPA, as well as a number of industrial companies. He has served the community in various positions and was just elected to the presidency of the IEEE Computer Society for 2017.