In the last few years, there's been tremendous innovation and progress in computer vision and robotics. MIT Startup Exchange is convening the workshop to showcase the best of MIT Startups in this topic. This workshop will present perspectives from industry leaders and startups on challenges and opportunities in computer vision and robotics.
This event will be part of the MIT Future of Manufacturing Webinar series.
Kartik Venkataraman is CEO of Akasha Imaging, a computational imaging and deep learning startup in Palo Alto, California that is focused on robotic automation in manufacturing and inspection. His interests lie in commercializing deep technology in the areas of computer vision and imaging with specific focus on business development, product management, and strategic planning. He was previously CTO and Founder of Pelican Imaging that focused on computational array cameras for the mobile imaging market and which was later acquired by Xperi Corporation. Prior to founding Pelican, Kartik headed the Computational Camera group at Micron Imaging (Aptina), and held senior research roles at Intel in 3D and medical imaging where he worked on joint programs with Johns Hopkins Medical School, and the Institute for Systems Science in Singapore. He is a recognized thought leader in the imaging field and holds more than 50 patents in the areas connected to computational imaging. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Cruz, MS in Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and B.Tech (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Cuong is a Co-founder of Eureka Robotics, and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at NTU, Singapore. He is an alumnus of École Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm, and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Sorbonne University, France. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Award at the conference Robotics: Science and Systems in 2012, led NTU's prize-winning team at the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge in 2016, and received the IEEE N3XT® Star award as a Co-founder of Eureka Robotics in 2019.
As of September 2019, Chris has led Industrie 4.0 strategic objectives for all manufacturing activities in North, Central, and South Americas linked to robotics and flow automation which encompasses more than $200 million in potential investments. Robotics and flow automation platforms are part of an overall Industrie 4.0 program which includes digital manufacturing initiatives transforming the business. Chris joined Michelin in 2012 and has held numerous positions in North America. He began his Michelin career as a capital project leader implementing automated material handling systems. He is passionate about the advancement of women as a proud husband and parent of four wonderful, little girls.
He holds degrees from Clemson University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration.
Peter Howard has a particular passion and interest in business formation and the process of creating order and value out of formative chaos. His roles have included entrepreneur-CEO, investor, and board director. As CEO, Howard has founded and successfully grown five companies, leading two to IPOs, one to strategic sale, and another to major technology license.
Howard led Realtime Robotics in raising $11.7m in funding, landing contracts with global 100 firms and developing the product from initial drawings to commercial. He has also been integral in the creation and launch of hundreds of innovative products as an industry leader in outsourced R&D and manufacturing services businesses based in the US, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Singapore, and China. Howard holds an MS degree from MIT in management and a Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.
Henriette received her MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and has worked in top tier consulting, managing multi-million $ projects for Fortune 100 companies on process optimization, strategy development, and restructuring for more than 12 years.
Dr. Cyrus Shaoul is an entrepreneur and computational psycholinguist with extensive experience in computational cognitive modeling. Dr. Shaoul was a co-founder and CTO of Digital Garage Inc until its IPO in 2001. He has deep experience with natural language models and machine learning techniques. He is a graduate of MIT (BSc) and the University of Alberta (MSc, Phd).
Pauline Canteneur was born to multi-generation farmers in the North-Eastern part of France. She earned a master’s degree in business management from EDHEC Business School in France before accepting a position at the French Embassy in Berlin for the Department of Food and Agriculture and later on working as a strategy analyst for BNP Paribas’ Innovation Department in Paris, then San Francisco. Pauline joined FarmWise 2.5 years ago where she is in charge of identifying new business opportunities for the company and overseeing R&D projects.
Victor is a co-founder and CTO of OnSpecta. An engineer by training, and a deep-tech entrepreneur by choice, he’s passionate about solving hard, technical problems.
Prior to OnSpecta, Victor did research at MIT CSAIL, started a YCombinator-backed fintech company, and represented Great Britain at the International Olympiad in Informatics. Victor holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from MIT, where he was an Intel Research Scholar.
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