Paul Newman is Co-Founder & CTO at Oxbotica, the universal autonomy software company building the technology that will drive the next generation of autonomous vehicles.
With a global reputation as a creator and innovator of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, Paul is also BP Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford, and Founder & Director of Oxford Robotics Institute.
In 1999, Paul set out the fundamentals of the large-scale navigation problem SLAM which underpins the autonomous vehicle revolution. After three years at MIT working on subsea and land autonomy, he returned to the University of Oxford in 2003 and built the UK’s first AV stack. He continues to lead the way in AV innovation, having authored 200 papers, garnered 16,000 citations and registered 22 patents.
His pioneering approach to autonomy is being successfully harnessed for real-world application at Oxbotica – on roads in four continents, down mines, across warehouses and around airports.
Paul is a strategic advisor to businesses and government bodies. He serves on the UK Government’s Department for Transport Science Advisory Council and the BSI Standards Committee for AV technology. In 2015, he was elected a Fellow of the IEEE, the IET and the Royal Academy of Engineering.