Alberto Broggi

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<p><span>Alberto Broggi is General Manager at&nbsp;</span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VisLab">VisLab</a><span>&nbsp;srl (spinoff of the University of Parma, acquired by Silicon-Valley company Ambarella Inc. in June 2015) and a professor of Computer Engineering at the Universita` di Parma in Italy, and has been pioneering the field of machine vision applied to driverless cars and unmanned vehicles in general.</span></p> <p><br /><br /><span>Alberto received the Dr. Ing. degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology both from the Universita` di Parma, Italy. He became Full Professor at the Universita` di Parma in 2005, while in 2009 he founded VisLab a University spinoff focused on technologies for autonomous driving. VisLab was then acquired by Ambarella Inc. in 2015.</span></p> <p><br /><span>As a pioneer in the use of machine vision for automotive applications and on driverless cars, he authored more than 200 publications on international scientific journals. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems for 5 years and served the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society as President for 2 years. He is recipient of two ERC (European Research Council) prestigious recognitions aimed at developing perception for autonomous driving.</span><br /><br /></p> <p><span>Alberto envisioned autonomous driving in the early &lsquo;90s, right after graduating. His strong vision led him to organize a few events that are currently considered milestones in vehicular robotics: the &lsquo;MilleMiglia in Automatico&rsquo; test (2000 km in autonomous mode in Italy) in 1998,&nbsp; the &ldquo;VisLab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge&rdquo; (13.000 km autonomous driving from Italy to China) in 2010, and PROUD (&ldquo;Public Road Urban Driving&rdquo;, downtown urban driving on public roads where for the first time a part was driven&nbsp; &lsquo;driverless&rsquo;)&nbsp; in 2013, are the most famous ones, besides VisLab&rsquo;s successful participation to the DARPA Challenges in 2004-5-7.</span><br /><br /></p> <p><span>Alberto contributed to create the history of autonomous and driverless cars well before the big IT companies and automakers started to be involved.&nbsp; His results have been considered a reference in the field; Alberto was keynote speaker in all major conferences in the field and run projects for most worldwide car and vehicle makers.</span><br /><br /></p> <p><span>As soon as big companies clearly understood the benefits of autonomous driving and embarked in their own projects to create real products, Alberto's entrepreneurial attitude pushed the VisLab spin-off well beyond pure research, towards the productization of VisLab&rsquo;s technology. To this purpose amongst many offers, he chose to merge with chip maker Ambarella in order to bring computer vision technology into a chip to autonomously drive future cars.</span><br /><br /></p> <p><span>Alberto is an IEEE Fellow and IAPR Fellow.</span></p>



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