Xin Chen

Title: “Automated Mobility: How environment awareness technologies will
“drive” intelligent transportation of the future”

Time & Place: 1300-1400, Thur 10 July, ITL top floor
Speaker: Xin Chen, Nokia HERE North America

The industry is faced with a unique challenge – creating automated
mobility systems that exercise good judgement in complex scenarios. New
modes of transportation and interaction capabilities with automated
systems will fundamentally change the way people move. However, at the
core of these advancements is the importance of environment awareness in
and around our mobility systems. The opportunities that environment
awareness technologies bring to our industry are in their infancy and
major advancements in the field of automation will change the way that
we interact with the world around us.

Dr. Xin Chen will present a vision on next generation digital mapping to
enable automated driving, and showcase the work of Nokia HERE in
computer vision and machine learning to automatically create high
quality next generation navigable maps. The talk will provide some
insights into the role of environment awareness in developing the future
of intelligent transportation and technologies.

Speaker Biography:
Dr. Xin Chen is a Senior Research Scientist and an Engineering Manager
at HERE, a Nokia company (formerly NAVTEQ) in Chicago, the world leader
in premium global digital map. He leads a team to pioneer HD map
creation for highly autonomous driving using computer vision and machine
learning technologies. Xin is also the University Cooperation Ambassador
on the Patenting, Legal and Intellectual Property team at Nokia. Xin
currently teaches a “Geospatial Vision and Visualization” and a
“Biometrics” course at the undergraduate and graduate levels as an
adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department of the Illinois
Institute of Technology and in the Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science Department of Northwestern University. He is also a Ph.D.
advisor at IIT. Xin has been invited to speak on next generation digital
mapping technologies at various U.S. universities. He has numerous
publications and patents in his field. Xin has served as a program chair
and on the committee for several premium international conferences and
workshops. Xin obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering
from the University of Notre Dame.