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Dear Colleagues, due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, we needed to reschedule our ADAS Sensors 2020 conference to March 10-11, 2021. Our priority is the health and safety of all our attendees, team members, and their families. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming conferences this year -- both Automotive LIDAR 2020 (; September 22-23 in Detroit) and Automotive AI 2020 (website coming soon; December 1-2 in Detroit) are shaping up to be great events. Stay healthy and safe!


ADAS Sensors 2021
5th Annual Conference and Exhibition
March 10-11, 2021
Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday, March 10

Registration and Breakfast 07:15 AM – 08:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
08:15 AM – 08:45 AM
Comparison of ADAS and AV Sensor Types: Current Differences, Evolution of Applications, and Potential Convergence
Phil Amsrud
Senior Principal Analyst, Automotive Semiconductors
IHS Markit
08:45 AM – 09:25 AM
ADAS Technologies: Current Status and Emerging Trends
Amit Kapoor
Head of ADAS, North America
09:25 AM – 10:05 AM
Mid-Morning Break 10:05 AM – 10:40 AM
Managing ADAS Scalability from Supervised to Unsupervised Systems
Tom Toma
Senior Product Manager Vision Systems
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
Augmenting ADAS with Lidar for Real World Availability and Robustness
Rajeev Thakur
Director Automotive Programs
Velodyne Lidar
11:00 AM – 11:40AM
Cost Effective LIDAR for ADAS Applications using GaN Devices
Alex Lidow, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder
Efficient Power Conversion – Innovation Sponsor
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM
LIDAR Detectors and the Sensor Triple Play for ADAS Applications
Bahman Hadji
Director of Business Development
ON Semiconductor – Lanyard Sponsor
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM
Networking Lunch 12:20 PM – 01:45 PM
Smart, Gapless Surfaces: New HMI Technology Transforming the Cabin Experience
Robert Badalian
Sr. Director Business Development, Automotive
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM
Solid State LIDAR: Critical Microelectronics Assembly Challenges and Solutions
Dhiraj Bora
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM
Accurate Speed and Position Anywhere for ADAS Applications
Jim Lau
Technical Director
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM
ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles Safety Certification of NIR Sources
Vincent Leroux
VP Sales & Strategic Projects
02:30 PM – 02:45 PM
Shared Safety Data and Scenarios for Safe Autonomous Driving Systems
Mohammad Musa
CEO and Founder
02:45 PM – 03:00 PM
Photodetectors for LIDAR: Challenges, Trends, and Selection Criteria
Jake Li
Business Development Manager
Hamamatsu – Reception Sponsor
03:45 PM – 03:15 PM
Mid-Afternoon Break 03:15 PM – 03:55 PM
High Performance Sensor Interfaces for Automotive Systems
Scott Rowlands
Program Manager, Automotive Programs
Viavi Solutions
03:55 PM – 04:10 PM
LIDAR Optical Components: Recent Trends and Developments
Susan Wells
Sales Manager
Laser Components
04:10 PM – 04:25 PM
Specialty Thermoplastic Solutions for ADAS Sensors
Jeff Xu, PhD
Business Manager
04:25 PM – 04:40 PM
Concluding Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:40 PM – 05:00 PM
Reception 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Thursday, March 11

Registration and Breakfast 07:15 AM – 08:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
08:15 AM – 08:30 AM
Market Opportunities for Sensors in ADAS Applications
Mark Fitzgerald
Associate Director
Strategy Analytics
08:30 AM – 09:10 AM
Driving Robustness and Efficiency in ADAS Validation
David Wilson
Director, Data and Analytics Monetization
ZF Group
09:10 AM – 09:30 AM
Sensor Fusion with V2X and 5G Connectivity: Emerging ADAS Applications
Radovan Miucic, PhD
Director, Connectivity Systems Engineering
09:30 AM – 10:10 AM
Driving the Evolution of ADAS and Automotive Sensors with Silicone
Chad Kobylanski
Western Regional Manager
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America – Breakfast Sponsor
10:10 AM – 10:20 AM
Importance of mmWave Absorbers for Radar Applications
Hiro Masumoto
Product Manager
Sekisui – Internet Sponsor
10:20 AM – 10:30 AM
Mid-Morning Break 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Predicting Pedestrian Behavior: Potential ADAS Use Cases and Applications
Assam Alzookery
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Seeing Beyond the Visible: SWIR Imaging for ADAS Applications
Avi Bakal
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Improved Safety with 3D Thermal Ranging for ADAS Applications
Chuck Gershman
President and CEO
Owl Autonomous Imaging
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM
Sensors and System Interface Specifications for ADAS Applications
Peter Lefkin
MIPI Alliance – Lunch Sponsor
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM
Networking Lunch 12:10 PM – 01:45 PM
Digital Code Modulation Radar for ADAS Applications
Manju Hegde, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder
01:45 PM – 02:05 PM
Insuring the Modern Vehicle: The Impact of ADAS on Automotive Insurance
Don Hendriks
Actuarial Scientist
02:05 PM – 02:25 PM
Time-Stretch LIDAR as a Spectrally Scanned Time-of-Flight Ranging Camera
Yunshan (Cathy) Jiang, PhD
Hardware Engineer
02:25 PM – 02:45 PM
Highly Automated Vehicles (HAVs) Safety Validation: Existing Challenges and Emerging Solutions
Hirofumi Onishi
Technology Scouting Engineer
Honda R&D of America
02:45 PM – 03:05 PM
Radars and AI for Occupancy Monitoring in Cars
George Shaker, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Waterloo
03:05 PM – 03:25 PM
Concluding Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
03:25 PM – 03:45 PM

Agenda and panels are subject to change.