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

Tuesday, September 22

US Eastern Time (ET)

Networking Platform Open and Available for Meetings
09:30 AM – 07:00 PM
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Icebreaker Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:30 AM – 10:15 AM
LIDAR Technologies for ADAS and HAD Applications: Recent Trends and Emerging Developments
Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, PhD
Research Director
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Break 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Photodetectors for LIDAR: Challenges, Trends, and Selection Criteria
Jake Li
Business Development Manager
Hamamatsu – Silver Sponsor
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
LIDAR Benchmarks: Range, Rays-Points, Integration, and Perception Metrics
Dmitry Solomentsev, PhD
Head of LIDAR
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Micromirrors and Optical MEMS Devices for LIDAR Applications
Collin Twanow
Director of Technology
Teledyne Micralyne – Gold Sponsor
11:45 AM – 11:55 AM
Networking Break 11:55 AM – 12:10 PM
Closing the Perception Systems Gap with LIDAR for L3 and L4 Vehicles
Alejandro Olivares
Director of Components
Hyundai-Aptiv (Motional)
12:10 PM – 12:25 PM
Glass as an Enabler to Automotive Market Success for LIDAR Sensors
Eric Rogers
IP Counsel and Market Strategy Leader
AGC – Silver Sponsor
12:25 PM – 12:35 PM
Enabling the LIDAR Ecosystem with Reference Designs and System Solutions
Bahman Hadji
Director of Business Development
ON Semiconductor – Bronze Sponsor
12:35 PM – 12:50 PM
Networking Lunch 12:50 PM – 01:15 PM
Challenges with LIDAR Mass Production
Fritz Krainer
Head of Engineering
01:15 PM – 01:30 PM
Best Practices for LIDAR Data Validation
Mohammad Musa
CEO and Founder
Deepen – Exhibitor
01:30 PM – 01:40 PM
LIDAR Optical Components: Recent Trends and Developments
Matt Robinson
Sales Director
Laser Components – Exhibitor
01:40 PM – 01:50 PM
Solid State LIDAR: Critical Microelectronics Assembly Challenges and Solutions
Dhiraj Bora
Silitronics – Exhibitor
01:50 PM – 02:00 PM
Networking Break 02:00 PM – 02:15 PM
LIDAR's Role for Improving Safety of Automated Vehicles
Gary Streelman
Director Advanced Engineering and New Concepts
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM
An OEM’s Perspective on LIDAR Range Metrics
Nathaniel Hart
Automated Driving and Advanced Technology Specialist
General Motors
02:30 PM – 02:45 PM
Networking Break 02:45 PM – 03:00 PM
How Far Can Pseudo-LIDAR Take Us?
Sean Rodrigues, PhD
Sr. Scientist, Electronics Research
Toyota Research Institute
03:00 PM – 03:15 PM
LIDAR Technical Requirements for Autonomous Highway Driving
Aaron Jefferson
Vice President of Product
03:15 PM – 03:35 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
03:35 PM – 04:00 PM

Wednesday, September 23

US Eastern Time (ET)

Networking Platform Open and Available for Meetings
06:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM
LIDAR to ADAS/AV Applications: Current Trends and Emerging Developments
Sam Abuelsamid
Principal Analyst
Guidehouse Insights
10:00 AM – 10:25 AM
LIDAR Integration into Volume Production Vehicle Windshields
Emily Robb
ADAS Advanced Development
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
10:25 AM – 10:40 AM
Networking Break 10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
LIDAR in Commercial Vehicles: Use Cases and Optimal Placement
Yong Sun
Supervisor -- Autonomous Driving, AI, and Advanced Methodology
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Importance of Tier 1 Collaboration for an Automotive ADAS Production Program
Mitch Hourtienne
Senior Director, Business Development
Cepton – Bronze Sponsor
11:15 AM – 11:25 AM
Next-Generation Lasers for LIDAR Applications: Striking a Balance Between Cost and Performance
Owen Wu, PhD
Director of Sales Engineering
Hitronics Technologies – Bronze Sponsor
11:25 AM – 11:40 AM
Networking Break 11:40 AM – 12:10 PM
LIDAR for Trucks and Buses: Emerging Trends and Performance Specifications
Rajorshee Raha, PhD
Manager ADAS, R&D
12:10 PM – 12:25 PM
CMOS MEMS Fabrication Solutions for Automotive LIDAR Applications
Arjun Kumar Kantimahanti
Sr. Vice President of Technology Development
SilTerra Malaysia – Gold Sponsor
12:25 PM – 12:35 PM
Driving the Evolution of LIDAR and Automotive Sensors with Silicone
Chad Kobylanski
Automotive Segment Manager
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America – Bronze Sponsor
12:35 PM – 12:45 PM
Networking Lunch 12:45 PM – 01:30 PM
AI Perception Algorithms for Solid-State LIDAR
Alexander Bergman
PhD Researcher
Stanford University
01:30 PM – 01:45 PM
Generating Enriched Point Clouds with Digital LIDARs
Hanno Holzhüter
Research Project Manager
Ibeo Automotive – Exhibitor
01:45 PM – 01:55 PM
Optical Component Design Considerations for LIDAR Systems
Scott Rowlands
Product Line Manager, Automotive Programs
Viavi Solutions – Exhibitor
01:55 PM – 02:05 PM
Networking Break 02:05 PM – 02:30 PM
LIDAR for Automated Long-Haul Trucks
Sebastian Renken
Systems Engineer Autonomous Trucks
02:30 PM – 02:55 PM
Laser Diode Fabrication at Cutting Edge Optronics
Jeremy Junghans
Sr. Engineer
Northrup Grumman – Exhibitor
02:55 PM – 03:00 PM
MEMS Mirrors and SPADs for LIDAR Applications
Stuart Ferguson
Automotive MEMS and Sensors Marketing
ST Microelectronics – Exhibitor
03:00 PM – 03:05 PM
Networking Break 03:05 PM – 03:30 PM
The Role of LIDAR in Safety for Autonomous Vehicles
Anna Petrovskaya, PhD
Research Consultant
Stanford University
03:30 PM – 03:45 PM
LIDAR Based Localization and Mapping for Autonomous Driving
Benazouz Bradaï, PhD
Senior Expert, Driving Assistance Research
03:45 PM – 04:00 PM
LIDAR Standardization in the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform
Rinat Asmus
AUTOSAR Steering Committee Member and Deputy Chairman
04:00 PM – 04:15 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:15 PM – 04:45 PM

Thursday, September 24

US Eastern Time (ET)

Networking Platform Open and Available for Meetings
06:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM
LIDAR Use Cases for Various AV/ADAS Business Models
Itay Michaeli
Director US Autos and Auto Parts
Citi Research
10:00 AM – 10:25 AM
Emerging LIDAR Technologies Boosting Autonomous Driving
Kinh Tieu
Head of Perception
10:25 AM – 10:40 AM
Assembling Challenges and Solutions for Photonics Devices in Automotive LIDAR
Limin Zhou
Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing
MRSI Systems – Exhibitor
10:25 AM – 10:40 AM
Networking Break 10:45 AM – 11:10 AM
Combined Use of Perception Sensors and Absolute Sensors for Automated Vehicle Localization
Curtis Hay
Technical Fellow - GPS, V2X, and Maps
General Motors
11:10 AM – 11:25 AM
Optimal Design for Laser Diode Impedance to Achieve Long-Range LIDAR and Eye Safety
Fayçal Mounaim, PhD
Sr. Field Application Engineer, Business Development
Murata – Bronze Sponsor
11:25 AM – 11:35 AM
Material Solutions for LIDAR and Autonomous Driving Devices
Hiro Masumoto
Product Manager
Sekisui – Bronze Sponsor
11:35 AM – 11:45 AM
Networking Break 11:45 AM – 12:10 PM
LIDAR Reliability Testing Methodologies and Techniques
Fei He
Research Engineer, R&A Automated Driving
12:10 PM – 12:25 PM
Wire Bonding to Niobium and Similar Metals for LIDAR Applications
Mike McKeown
Sr. New Business Development Manager
Hesse Mechatronics – Bronze Sponsor
12:25 PM – 12:35 PM
Measuring Key Laser Performance Indicators in LIDAR Systems
John McCauley
Business Development Manager
MKS Ophir – Exhibitor
12:35 PM – 12:40 PM
Next Generation FMCW LIDAR for Automotive Applications
Greg Blanck
OURS Technology – Exhibitor
12:40 PM – 12:45 PM
Networking Lunch 12:45 PM – 01:30 PM
Soliton Microcombs for Massively Parallel FMCW LIDAR
Johann Riemensberger, PhD
Postdoc Researcher
01:30 PM – 01:45 PM
Localizing Camera-Created HD Maps Using LIDAR
Kevin Rosenblum
Senior Director, Sensor Fusion
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM
Networking Break 02:00 PM – 02:25 PM
AI Perception Software Solutions for Automated Vehicles and Smart Infrastructure
David Han
Managing Director, NA and Global Mobility
Seoul Robotics – Exhibitor
02:25 PM – 02:30 PM
Applications of MEMS-Based LIDAR in Autonomous Driving
Frank Li
Vice President of Product
ZVision – Exhibitor
02:30 PM – 02:35 PM
New Approach for LIDAR Simulation
Yuval Goldberg
Senior Business Development Manager
Cognata – Exhibitor
02:35 PM – 02:38 PM
High Power Narrow Linewidth Lasers and Optical Amplifiers
David Eu
InPhenix – Exhibitor
02:38 PM – 02:41 PM
Light Measurement Solutions for the LIDAR Value Chain
Armin Heinrichsdobler, PhD
Product Manager, Industrial
Instrument Systems – Exhibitor
02:41 PM – 02:44 PM
Pure Solid-State LIDAR Based on Fully Addressable VCSEL Array and SPAD Receivers
Mark Donovan, PhD
Vice President Advanced Optics
Opsys Tech – Exhibitor
02:44 PM – 02:47 PM
IR Pulsed Lasers for LIDAR
Joe Gasiewicz
Supervisor, Application Engineering
OSRAM – Exhibitor
02:47 PM – 02:50 PM
High Performance Edge Computing
Daniel Firu
Co-Founder and CPO
Quadric – Exhibitor
02:50 PM – 02:53 PM
Full Physics Based Synthetic LIDAR Data Simulation
Tom Freeman
Head of Customer Innovation – Exhibitor
02:53 PM – 02:56 PM
Networking Break 03:00 PM – 03:25 PM
LIDAR in the Era of Connected Vehicles
Hongsheng Lu, PhD
Principal Researcher
03:25 PM – 03:40 PM
Waymo Laser Bear LIDAR: Enabling Your Autonomous Project to See More and Do More
Ellice Perez
Head of LIDAR
03:40 PM – 03:55 PM
Networking Break 03:55 PM – 04:20 PM
LIDAR for Autonomous Driving: Must-Have or Nice-To-Have?
Alexei Andreev, PhD
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Autotech Ventures
04:20 PM – 04:40 PM
LIBRE Dataset: Leveraging Access to 3D LIDARs
Alexander Carballo, Dr.Eng
Sr. Research Fellow
Tier IV
04:40 PM – 05:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
05:00 PM – 05:30 PM