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Automotive LIDAR 2021
4th Annual Conference and Exhibition
September 21-23, 2021

Tuesday, September 21

US Eastern Time (ET)

Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Icebreaker Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Workshop on Automotive LIDAR: Fundamentals, Requirements, and Challenges to Mass Adoption
Rajeev Thakur
Director Sales Technical Support
Velodyne Lidar
10:40 AM – 12:40 PM
Networking Lunch 12:40 PM – 01:20 PM
LIDAR for ADAS and Automated Driving: Understanding the Market Opportunities and Trends
Mark Fitzgerald
Director, Autonomous Vehicle Service
Strategy Analytics
01:20 PM – 01:50 PM
LIDAR SPACs: Deals Overview, Market Performance, and Emerging Trends
Rudy Burger, PhD
Managing Partner
Woodside Capital
01:50 PM – 02:30 PM
LIDAR System Advantages Using 905nm Lasers with Wavelength Stability Technology
Joe Gasiewicz
Supervisor, Application Engineering
ams OSRAM -- Gold Sponsor
02:30 PM – 02:45 PM
Validating Automotive LIDAR Simulations
Rogier van Aken, PhD
Advanced Research Engineer
Siemens -- Gold Sponsor
02:45 PM – 03:05 PM
Silicone Materials for LIDAR and Automotive Sensors
Chad Kobylanskir
Western Regional Manager
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America -- Silver Sponsor
03:05 PM – 03:15 PM
Networking Break 03:15 PM – 03:45 PM
Self-Supervised Pseudo-LIDAR Monocular Networks
Vitor Guizilini, PhD
Sr. Research Scientist of Machine Learning
Toyota Research Institute
03:45 PM – 04:10 PM
Cooled Optics for High-Performance Automotive LIDAR
Alex Guichard, PhD
Senior Director, Product Marketing
Phononic -- Silver Sponsor
04:10 PM – 04:20 PM
Performance of DFB Lasers Optimized for FMCW LIDAR
Hank Blauvelt, PhD
Emcore -- Bronze Sponsor
04:20 PM – 04:35 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:35 PM – 04:45 PM

Wednesday, September 22

US Eastern Time (ET)

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
LIDAR Technology Roadmaps: Trends, Developments, and Opportunities
Pierrick Boulay
Lighting Expert
Yole Developpement
10:15 AM – 10:40 AM
Improved LIDAR Performance in Fog
Hanno Holzhüter
Research Project Manager
Ibeo -- Gold Sponsor
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
Data Annotation to Power Machine Learning for LIDAR Applications
Siddhartha Bal
Assistant General Manager, Projects and Operations
iMerit -- Gold Sponsor
11:00 AM – 11:10 AM
Networking Break 11:10 AM – 11:40 AM
Building a Robust Automotive LIDAR Annotation Quality Rubric
Renata Walker
Senior Product Manager
Sama -- Platinum Sponsor
11:40 AM – 11:50 AM
LIDAR for Robotaxis: Key Challenges and Considerations
Nick Orlov
Hardware Team Lead
11:50 AM – 12:10 PM
LIDAR Specifications vs. Driving Scenarios: What are the Absolute "Musts"?
Ronen Eshel
Chief System Architect
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM
Assembly Challenges and Solutions for Photonics Devices in Automotive LIDAR
Irving Wang, PhD
Director, Product Marketing
MRSI, Mycronic -- Gold Sponsor
12:30 PM – 12:40 PM
Networking Lunch 12:40 PM – 01:20 PM
Optimizing LIDAR Performance
Gopala Garnepudi
CDC Systems Engineer
01:20 PM – 01:40 PM
Autonomous Vehicle Development with Scalable and Flexible Sensor Suites
Aayush Ahuja
Sr. Perception Engineer
Toyota/Woven Planet
01:40 PM – 02:00 PM
How Gallium Nitride ICs Simplify and Improve LIDAR System Design
John Glaser, PhD
Principal Applications Engineer
Efficient Power Conversion -- Silver Sponsor
02:00 PM – 02:20 PM
MEMS Component Options for LIDAR Beam Steering
Glen Fitzpatrick
Sr. Technical Advisor
Teledyne -- Silver Sponsor
02:20 PM – 02:30 PM
Next Generation Concepts and Challenges for FMCW and Flash LIDAR
Slawomir Piatek, PhD
Scientific Consultant
Hamamatsu Photonics -- Silver Sponsor
02:30 PM – 02:55 PM
Networking Break 02:55 AM – 03:25 AM
LIDAR-on-a-Chip with Automated Photonic Design
Kiyoul Yang, PhD
Research Scientist
Stanford University
03:25 PM – 03:40 PM
High-Performance LIDAR Using Wavelength Tuning for Implementing Interference-Free Dynamic Scan Patterns
Cibby Pulikkaseril, PhD
03:40 PM – 04:00 PM
Generating Viable Synthetic Sensor Data for Perception Applications
Jon Wilfong
Head of Solutions Engineering
Parallel Domain -- Bronze Sponsor
04:00 PM – 04:10 PM
Software-Defined LIDAR: Technology Roadmap and Opportunities
Jake Hillard
Red Leader -- Bronze Sponsor
04:10 PM – 04:15 PM
Protective Glass Window Considerations for Automotive LIDAR
Ralf Biertümpfel, PhD
Product Manager Optical Filters
SCHOTT -- Bronze Sponsor
04:15 PM – 04:20 PM
LIDAR Detection Coverage Requirements for ADAS and Fully Autonomous Vehicles
Terje Noevig
Blickfeld -- Bronze Sponsor
04:20 PM – 04:35 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:35 PM – 04:45 PM

Thursday, September 23

US Eastern Time (ET)

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
LIDAR Adoption Outlook: Market Perspectives, Competitive Environment, and Consumer AVs Potential
Itay Michaeli
Director US Autos and Auto Parts
Citi Research
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
MEMS and CMOS Fabrication Solutions for LIDAR Applications
Arjun Kumar Kantimahanti
Sr. Vice President of Technology Development
SilTerra -- Gold Sponsor
10:45 AM – 10:55 AM
Die Bonding Process Solutions in Automotive LIDAR Volume Manufacturing
Limin Zhou
Senior Director of Strategic Marketing
MRSI, Mycronic -- Gold Sponsor
10:55 AM – 11:05 AM
Optical Beamforming for LIDAR: Challenges, Solutions, and Emerging Technologies
Amin Abbasi
Business Development Manager, Photonics
Imec -- Silver Sponsor
11:05 AM – 11:15 AM
Networking Break 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
LIDAR SPACs: Financials Overview, Current Status, and Future Predictions
Alexei Andreev, PhD
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Autotech Ventures
11:45 AM – 12:15 AM
How FirstLight LIDAR is Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles
Craig Benko, PhD
Technical Lead Manager of LIDAR Research
12:15 AM – 12:35 AM
LIDAR Simulation for Off-Road Applications
Yuval Goldberg
Business Development Manager
Cognata -- Bronze Sponsor
12:35 PM – 12:40 PM
Ensuring LIDAR Performance with Getters and High Barrier Packaging Technologies
Mauro Riva, PhD
Business Manager
SAES Getters -- Silver Sponsor
12:40 PM – 12:50 PM
Networking Lunch 12:50 PM – 01:30 PM
LIDAR on a Chip: Delivering Optimal Performance in Combination with Radar and Camera
Gil Tidhar
General Manager, Automotive LIDAR Business Unit
01:30 PM – 01:50 PM
Combining LIDAR, Radar, and Camera: Sensor Fusion Challenges and Solutions
Pierre Olivier
01:50 PM – 02:10 PM
Breaking the $100 LIDAR Cost Barrier for ADAS Applications
Rajeev Thakur
Director Sales Technical Support
Velodyne -- Bronze Sponsor
02:10 PM – 02:30 PM
Glass Expert Perspective on Integrated LIDAR Solutions
Eric Rogers
IP Counsel and Business Development Leader
AGC Automotive -- Bronze Sponsor
02:30 PM – 02:40 PM
Beyond the Lens: Plastic Solutions for Automotive LIDAR Applications
Aurélie Schoemann, PhD
Business Manager, Mobility
SABIC -- Exhibitor
02:40 PM – 02:50 PM
Networking Break 02:50 PM – 03:20 PM
Low-Cost and High Reliability Mirrors for LIDAR Applications
Eric Aguilar
Omnitron -- Bronze Sponsor
03:20 PM – 03:25 PM
LIDAR Calibration Challenges and Solutions
Mohammad Musa
CEO and Co-Founder
Deepen -- Bronze Sponsor
030:25 PM – 03:40 PM
Advancements in Optical Bandpass Technologies for Automotive Sensors
Georg Ockenfuss
R&D Director
VIAVI -- Exhibitor
03:40 PM – 03:45 PM
LIDAR for Autonomous Shuttles: Key Considerations and Emerging Trends
Jacob Crossman
Vice President of Autonomy
May Mobility
03:45 PM – 04:05 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:05 PM – 04:15 PM