Speaker: Dr. Kiran Gunnam
Bio: Dr. Kiran Gunnam is working as a technical director of algorithms and signal processing at Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. He is leading the development of machine learning, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and signal processing algorithms and real-time hardware implementation for LiDAR sensor based self-driving cars.
Dr. Gunnam is an innovative technology leader with vision and passion who effectively connects with individuals and groups. Dr. Gunnam's breakthrough contributions are in the areas of advanced error correction systems, storage class memory systems and vision based navigation systems. He has helped drive organizations to become industry leaders through ground-breaking technologies. Dr. Gunnam has 70 issued patents and 100+ patent applications/invention disclosures on algorithms, computing and storage systems. He is the lead inventor/sole inventor for 90% of them. Dr. Gunnamís patented work has been already incorporated in more than 2 billion data storage and WiFi chips and is set to continue to be incorporated in more than 500 million chips per year.
Dr. Gunnam served as IEEE Distinguished Speaker and Plenary Speaker for 19 events and international conferences and more than 2000 attendees in USA, Canada and Asia benefited from his lecture talks. He also teaches graduate level course focused on machine learning systems at Santa Clara University.