The Brain of Autonomous Driving: from Algorithms to Processors

The Brain of Autonomous Driving: from Algorithms to Processors
Date & Time: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:30
Dr. Kai Yu
1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai


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Speaker's bio: Dr. Kai YU is the founder & CEO of Horizon Robotics Inc., dedicated to developing artificial intelligent (AI) chips and software platforms for autonomous driving cars and smart cameras. He is an internationally recognized pioneer and leader in deep learning. He led the R&D of AI at Baidu from April 2012 to June 2015. He founded Baidu IDL (Institute of Deep Learning), the very first and most renowned AI lab in China industry. In 2013, Dr. Yu also launched the first autonomous driving project in China, which later became the Baidu autonomous driving BU. 

Dr. Yu is a member of National Council of Next-Generation AI Strategy, by Ministry of Science and Technology of China. He has published around 70 papers with more than 13000 citations. In 2011 as an adjunct faculty, he taught a class “CS121: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" at the Computer Sciences Dept. of Stanford University. He has received many awards, including the First Place of ImageNet Challenge 2010,the First Place of PASCAL VOC 2009,and the Best Paper Runner-up Award of ICML-2013. Before joining Baidu, he worked at Microsoft, Siemens, NEC. He received his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in E&E from Nanjing University, China, and a doctorate degree in Computer Science from University of Munich, Germany.

NYU Shanghai Center for Data Science and Analytics is the sponsor for this event. Prof. Keith Ross will introduce Dr. Yu Kai.


Schedule of Fall 2017 Seminar Series on Data Science and AI:

Oct 23, 5-6:30pm, Room 101, Dafei Yin (Data Scientist, Mobike), How Mobike Data Help Improve the Operation and City Planning

Nov 1, 5-6:30pm, Room 101, Guido Gerig (Professor of CS, NYU), Medical Image Analysis: Extracting Information from Image Data

Nov 7, 5-6:30pm, Room 102, Michael Wu (Chief Scientist, Lithium), AI is the New BI: How to Get Your Enterprise Ready for the AI Revolution

Nov 28, 5:6:30pm, Room 1504, Kai Yu (Hotizon Robotics), The Brain of Autonomous Driving: from Algorithms to Processors

Dec 4, 5-6:30pm, Room 1504, Lan Liu (Didi), Explore The Path for Sharing

Dec 11, 5-6:30pm, Room 101, Wilson Tam (Tenccent), Development of Chatbot Technologies and Challenges

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Metro: Century Avenue Station, Metro Lines 2/4/6/9 Exit 6 in location B

Bus: Century Avenue at Pudian Road, Bus Lines 169/987