Innovations in sensing and application developments for autonomous cars


In this meetup, we'll feature two speakers. Indu from AEye will talk about autonomous cars and how Lidars can be used for better decision making in autonomous driving. Deepak from Lattice Semiconductor will be talking about building edge based AI applications in automotives using FPGA.

6-7: Pizza and networking
7-7:10: Welcome message
7:10-7:45: Presentation 1: iDAR - The speed of light in perception
7:45-8:30: Presentation 2: Developing low power, context-aware, personalized in-car infotainment solutions using FPGA

Topic 1: iDAR - The speed of light in perception
Speaker: Indu Vijayan, Product Manager, AEye

Indu will speak about AEye's iDAR sensor and how it can be combined with LiDar to come up with innovative sensing.

Speaker Bio: Indu is a specialist in systems, software, algorithms, and perception for self-driving cars. As the technical product manager at AEye, she leads development for the company's leading-edge artificial perception system for autonomous vehicles. Prior to AEye, Indu spent five years at Delphi/Aptiv, where, as a senior software engineer on the Autonomous Driving team, she played a major role in bridging ADAS sensors and algorithms, and extending them for mobility. She holds a BS, Technology in Computer Science from India's Amrita University, and an MS in Computer Engineering from Stony Brook University.

Topic 2: Developing low power, context-aware, personalized in-car infotainment solutions using FPGA

Speaker: Deepak Boppana
Senior Director, Product and Segment Marketing
Lattice Semiconductor

Deepak will give an overview of how FPGAs can be used for tasks such as human presence detection, local face recognition, and key phrase detection to personalize infotainment systems in the car.

Speaker Bio: Deepak Boppana is the senior director of product and segment marketing at Lattice Semiconductor. Since joining Lattice in 2012, Deepak has been driving corporate growth initiatives focused on Edge connectivity and computing, including wireless heterogeneous networks, embedded vision, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. He has more than 15 years of semiconductor product management and business development experience, including prior strategic marketing roles at Intel (Altera).

Deepak holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University, and has been quoted extensively in various technical articles, analyst interviews and press/trade publications.