Paul Newman | President, Founder And Chief Technology Officer

Paul Newman, President, Founder And Chief Technology Officer, Oxa

Paul Newman FREng, FIET, FIEEE is a creator, pioneer and innovator of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. He is the President, Founder & CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at OXA (formerly Oxbotica), BP Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford, and Founder of Oxford Robotics Institute. In 2023, he was appointed as the UK Connected Autonomous Mobility (CAM) Champion. His pioneering approach to AV technology is being successfully harnessed for real-world application at OXA - on roads in four continents, down mines, across warehouses and around airports. He makes and leads teams that use bits to move atoms. In 1999, Paul set out the fundamentals of the large-scale navigation problem SLAM (simultaneous localisation and mapping) which underpins the driverless vehicle revolution. After three years at MIT 2000-2003, working on subsea and land autonomy, he returned to the UK 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. Beyond his responsibilities at OXA and the academic world, Paul is a strategic advisor to businesses and organisations at the Government level. He currently serves on the UK Government’s Department for Transport Science Advisory Council and is on the BSI Standards Committee for AV technology. In 2015, he was elected a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the IET (Institute for Engineering and Technology) and the Royal Academy of Engineering.


Day 2 @ 08:55

Panel: Autonomous now

last published: 17/Apr/24 13:35 GMT

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