ARCS Forward: Baby You Can Drive My Car... Autonomous Vehicle Research
Thursday, December 1, at 12:00 PM ET/11:00 AM CT/10:00 AM MT/9:00 AM PT/7:00 AM HT
ARCS Forward events are personal and intimate conversations between members, current scholars, and other outstanding scientists in all STEM fields. These events are held virtually over Zoom. This month's speakers are ARCS Scholars Edward Andert and Trent Weiss.
Edward Andert is a PhD candidate in Computer Engineering at Arizona State University. His research focuses on the use of cooperative sensor fusion of data from autonomous vehicles to detect and prevent errors from turning into crashes on the road. Prior to starting the PhD, Edward has a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from ASU. Edward previously worked for Intel and Mobileye as an autonomous vehicle sensor integration engineer.
Trent Weiss is a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. To be safe, autonomous vehicles must make correct decisions in unexpected traffic situations such as sudden swerving or braking of other cars. His research sits at the intersection of Machine Learning, Motion Planning, and Bayesian Statistics to develop autonomous systems capable of navigating safely through complex and high-speed environments, with limited observability, while coping with unexpected events.