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Automotive LIDAR 2020
3rd Annual Conference and Exhibition
September 22-24, 2020
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Tuesday, September 22

Eastern Time (ET)

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
10:00 AM – 10:15AM
LIDAR Technologies for ADAS and HAD Applications: Recent Trends and Emerging Developments
Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, PhD
Research Director
IDTechEx
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Break 10:45 AM – 10:50 AM
The Role of LIDAR in Safety for Autonomous Vehicles
Anna Petrovskaya, PhD
Head of LIDAR AI
Mobileye
10:50 AM – 11:05 AM
Photodetectors for LIDAR: Challenges, Trends, and Selection Criteria
Jake Li
Business Development Manager
Hamamatsu – Silver Sponsor
11:05 AM – 11:15 AM
Micromirrors and Optical MEMS Devices for LIDAR Applications
Collin Twanow
Director of Technology
Teledyne Micralyne – Gold Sponsor
11:15 AM – 11:25 AM
Break 11:25 AM – 11:30 AM
Closing the Perception Systems Gap with LIDAR for L3 and L4 Vehicles
Alejandro Olivares
Director of Components
Hyundai-Aptiv Autonomous Driving Joint Venture
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Exhibitor Speakers


LIDAR Optical Components: Recent Trends and Developments
Matt Robinson
Sales Director
Laser Components


Solid State LIDAR: Critical Microelectronics Assembly Challenges and Solutions
Dhiraj Bora
President
Silitronics


Optical Component Design Considerations for LIDAR Systems
Scott Rowlands
Product Line Manager, Automotive Programs
Viavi Solutions

11:45 AM – 12:25 PM
Lunch Break 12:25 PM – 12:45 PM
LIDAR Benchmarks: Range, Rays-Points, Integration, and Perception Metrics
Dmitry Solomentsev, PhD
Head of LIDAR
Yandex
12:45 PM – 01:00 PM
Glass as an Enabler to Automotive Market Success for LIDAR Sensors
Eric Rogers
IP Counsel and Market Strategy Leader
AGC – Silver Sponsor
01:00 PM – 01:10 PM
Enabling the LIDAR Ecosystem with Reference Designs and System Solutions
Bahman Hadji
Director of Business Development
ON Semiconductor – Bronze Sponsor
01:10 PM – 01:20 PM
Break 01:20 PM – 01:25 PM
LIDAR's Role for Improving Safety of Automated Vehicles
Gary Streelman
Director Advanced Engineering and New Concepts
Marelli
01:25 PM – 01:40 PM
An OEM’s Perspective on LIDAR Range Metrics
Nathaniel Hart
Automated Driving and Advanced Technology Specialist
General Motors
01:40 PM – 01:55 PM
Break 01:55 PM – 02:00 PM
How Far Can Pseudo-LIDAR Take Us?
Sean Rodrigues, PhD
Sr. Scientist, Electronics Research
Toyota Research Institute
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM
LIDAR Technical Requirements for Autonomous Highway Driving
Aaron Jefferson
Vice President of Product
Luminar
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
02:30 PM – 02:45 PM

Wednesday, September 23

Eastern Time (ET)


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
LIDAR to ADAS/AV Applications: Current Trends and Emerging Developments
Sam Abuelsamid
Principal Analyst
Guidehouse Insights
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
LIDAR Standardization in the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform
Rinat Asmus
AUTOSAR Steering Committee Member and Deputy Chairman
BMW
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break 10:45 AM – 10:50 AM
AI Perception Algorithms for Solid-State LIDAR
Alexander Bergman
PhD Researcher
Stanford University
10:50 AM – 11:05 AM
Sponsor 11:05 AM – 11:15 AM
Driving the Evolution of LIDAR and Automotive Sensors with Silicone
Chad Kobylanski
Automotive Segment Manager
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America – Bronze Sponsor
11:15 AM – 11:25 AM
Break 11:25 AM – 11:30 AM
LIDAR Integration into Volume Production Vehicles
Emily Robb
ADAS Advanced Development
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Exhibitor Speakers


Assembling Challenges and Solutions for Photonics Devices in Automotive LIDAR
Limin Zhou
Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing
MRSI Systems


High Power Narrow Linewidth Lasers and Optical Amplifiers
David Eu
President
InPhenix


Light Measurement Solutions for the LIDAR Value Chain
Armin Heinrichsdobler, PhD
Product Manager, Industrial
Instrument Systems

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Lunch 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
LIDAR in Commercial Vehicles: Use Cases and Optimal Placement
Yong Sun
Supervisor -- Autonomous Driving, AI, and Advanced Methodology
Isuzu
12:45 PM – 01:00 PM
Next-Generation Lasers for LIDAR Applications: Striking a Balance Between Cost and Performance
John Ling
Chairman and CEO
Hitronics Technologies – Bronze Sponsor
01:00 PM – 01:10 PM
CMOS MEMS Fabrication Solutions for Automotive LIDAR Applications
Arjun Kumar Kantimahanti
Sr. Vice President of Technology Development
SilTerra Malaysia – Gold Sponsor
01:10 PM – 01:20 PM
Break 01:20 PM – 01:25 PM
LIDAR for Automated Long-Haul Trucks
Sebastian Renken
Systems Engineer Autonomous Trucks
Daimler
01:25 PM – 01:40 PM
LIDAR for Trucks and Buses: Emerging Trends and Performance Specifications
Rajorshee Raha, PhD
Manager ADAS, R&D
Mahindra
01:40 PM – 01:55 PM
Break 01:55 PM – 02:00 PM
Challenges with LIDAR Mass Production
Fritz Krainer
Head of Engineering
Continental
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM


Thursday, September 24

Eastern Time (ET)


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
LIDAR Use Cases for Various AV/ADAS Business Models
Itay Michaeli
Director US Autos and Auto Parts
Citi Research
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Emerging LIDAR Technologies Boosting Autonomous Driving
Kinh Tieu
Head of Perception
Gatik
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break 10:45 AM – 10:50 AM
Combined Use of Perception Sensors and Absolute Sensors for Automated Vehicle Localization
Curtis Hay
Technical Fellow -- GPS, V2X, and Maps
General Motors
10:50 AM – 11:05 AM
Optimal Design for Laser Diode Impedance to Achieve Long-Range LIDAR and Eye Safety
Fayçal Mounaim, PhD
Business Development
Murata – Bronze Sponsor
11:05 AM – 11:15 AM
Material Solutions for LIDAR and Autonomous Driving Devices
Hiro Masumoto
Product Manager
Sekisui – Bronze Sponsor
11:15 AM – 11:25 AM
Break 11:25 AM – 11:30 AM
LIDAR Reliability Testing Methodologies and Techniques
Fei He
Research Engineer, R&A Automated Driving
Ford
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Exhibitor Speakers


Best Practices for LIDAR Data Validation
Mohammad Musa
CEO and Founder
Deepen


Generating Enriched Point Clouds with Digital LIDARs
Hanno Holzhüter
Research Project Manager
Ibeo Automotive


Measuring Key Laser Performance Indicators in LIDAR Systems
John McCauley
Business Development Manager
MKS -- Ophir

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Lunch 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Soliton Microcombs for Massively Parallel FMCW LIDAR
Johann Riemensberger, PhD
Postdoc Researcher
EPFL
12:45 PM – 01:00 PM
Wire Bonding to Niobium and Similar Metals for LIDAR Applications
Mike McKeown
Sr. New Business Development Manager
Hesse Mechatronics – Bronze Sponsor
01:00 PM – 01:10 PM
Sponsor 01:10 PM – 01:20 PM
Break 01:20 PM – 01:25 PM
LIDAR in the Era of Connected Vehicles
Hongsheng Lu, PhD
Principal Researcher
Toyota
01:25 PM – 01:40 PM
Waymo Laser Bear LIDAR: Enabling Your Autonomous Project to See More and Do More
Ellice Perez
Head of LIDAR
Waymo
01:40 PM – 01:55 PM
Break 01:55 PM – 02:00 PM
LIBRE: The 3D LIDAR Dataset -- Leveraging Accessibility to LIDAR Data
Alexander Carballo, Dr.Eng
Research Consultant
Tier IV
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM
LIDAR for Autonomous Driving: Must-Have or Nice-To-Have?
Alexei Andreev, PhD
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Autotech Ventures
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
02:30 PM – 02:45 PM