SIP-adus Workshop 2019

Speakers List

  • Opening Session
  • Regional Activities
  • FOTs and Next Generation Transport
  • Human Factors
  • Cybersecurity
  • Safety Assurance
  • Dynamic Map
  • Connected Vehicle

Speaker

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    Diana Furchtgott-Roth

    Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    Office of Research and Technology
    United States Department of Transportation
    USA

    Diana Furchtgott-Roth is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Previously, she served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury. She has been Senior Fellow and Director of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at George Washington University. She served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor; Chief of Staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers; Deputy Executive Director of the Domestic Policy Council; and Junior Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth, who was a columnist for MarketWatch, RealClear Markets, the Washington Examiner, and the New York Sun, is the author of five books. Her latest, Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young, coauthored with Jared Meyer, received the 2016 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award. Prior books include Women's Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economics of Women in America, and Overcoming Barriers to Entrepreneurship in the United States. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth received her BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and her M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University.

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    Seigo Kuzumaki

    SIP-adus Program Director
    Cabinet Office
    Japan

    Seigo Kuzumaki is Fellow at Advanced R&D and Engineering Company of TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION. He also works as a Chief Professional Engineer of vehicle safety. He received "Special award of appreciation from U.S. Government" in ESV 2007. Since 2016, He is a Program Director for SIP (Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program) 'Automated driving systems' at Cabinet Office, Government of Japan.

Moderator

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    Hajime Amano

    President and CEO
    ITS Japan
    Japan

    Mr. Amano joined Toyota Motor Corporation in 1982. He started his career as a factory automation engineer, developing industrial robots and operation management systems for manufacturing and logistics. Then he expanded his areas covering transportation. He participated in pioneering Electronic Road Pricing demonstration project in Singapore from 1993 to 1995 as project manager of a consortium. Since then, he has been involved in a variety of ITS projects both in Japan and overseas. He has been a member of the International Program Committee of ITS World Congress since 2002 and also a member of the Board of Directors since 2006. He assumed the position of President and CEO of ITS Japan in 2009. He has also been the Secretary General of ITS Asia-Pacific since 2009.

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    Keqiang Li

    Director, State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety & Energy
    School of Vehicle and Mobility
    Tsinghua University
    China

    Keqiang Li received his B.S. degree in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua Univ. in 1985, M.S. degree in Automotive Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chongqing Univ., in 1988 and 1995 respectively. He worked in Japanese and Germany automotive companies and academic institutions for many years including Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and the University of Tokyo, Aachen University of technology (Germany), Research Fellow at National Traffic Safety & Environment Lab. (Japan) and Technical Center of Automotive Body, Isuzu Automobile Corp. (Japan).
    Currently, Dr. Li is the Professor of Automotive Engineering at Tsinghua University, and also the director of State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and Engineering. His main research areas include automotive control system, driver assistance system, and networked dynamics and control. He is leading the national key project on ICVs (Intelligent and Connected Vehicles) in China. Dr. Li has authored about 200 journal/conference papers and is a co-inventor of over 80 patents in China and Japan. Dr. Li has served as fellow member of Society of Automotive Engineers of China, editorial boards of International J of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, Chairperson of Expert Committee of CAICV (China Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance for ICVs), and CTO of CICV (China ICV Research Institute Co., Ltd.). Dr. Li has been a recipient of “Changjiang Scholar Program Professor”, National Award for Technological Invention in China, etc.

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    Martin Russ

    Managing Director
    AustriaTech Ltd.
    Austria

    Martin Russ became Managing Director of AustriaTech in 2011. AustriaTech is the “Mobility Transformation Agency” of the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation & Technology and it follows a long-term strategy towards sustainable transport– and mobility services and solutions, like Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Automated and Connected Mobility and e-mobility.
    Martin Russ studied Regional and Transportation Planning at Vienna Technical University. In addition, he acts as the general secretary of ITS Austria (the national multimodal mobility platform) and is member of the coordinating committee of European ITS Nationals.
    He is Chair of the TM 2.0 ERTICO Platform and in 2018, he was chairing the Organizing Committee of the European Transport Research Arena (TRA) in Vienna.

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    Harri Santamala

    CEO
    Sensible 4
    Finland

    Harri Santamala, "Mr. Robobus", CEO and co-founder of Sensible 4 - a company pioneering with all-season autonomous driving technologies. Harri is leading the company in development of market enabling software for autonomous driving. Recently Sensible 4 launched GACHA shuttle bus for all-weather conditions together with Japanese MUJI. Prior to Sensible 4 he was among the first to take automated buses to open-road conditions in 2016, as well as he built the whole Finnish road automation ecosystem, now determined to stabilize Finland's international role in the forming of the market. Deep know-how in high level automotive systems, integration and vehicle development. Before founding Sensible 4, Harri has been actively working towards enabling AV's in Finland as well as developing Electromobility. Harri has his BSc. in Automotive Engineering in 2006 and his MSc. in Machine design from Aalto University in 2010.

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    Steven Shladover

    Research Engineer (Retired)
    California PATH Program
    University of California, Berkeley
    USA

    Dr. Steven Shladover has been researching road vehicle automation systems since 1973, beginning with his masters and doctoral theses at M.I.T. He was the Program Manager, Mobility at the California PATH Program of the Institute of Transportation Studies of the University of California at Berkeley until his retirement in November 2017. He led PATH's pioneering research on automated highway systems, including its participation in the National Automated Highway Systems Consortium from 1994-98, and has continued research on fully and partially automated vehicle systems since then. This work has included definition of operating concepts, modeling of automated system operations and benefits, and design, development and testing of full-scale prototype vehicle systems. His target applications have included cooperative adaptive cruise control, automated truck platoons, automated buses and fully-automated vehicles in an automated highway system.
    Dr. Shladover joined the PATH Program in 1989, after eleven years at Systems Control, Inc. and Systems Control Technology, Inc., where he led the company's efforts in transportation systems engineering and computer-aided control engineering software products. He chaired the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems from 2004-2010, and the TRB Committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation from 2013-2019. Dr. Shladover leads the U.S. delegation to ISO/TC204/WG14, which develops international standards for “vehicle-roadway warning and control systems”.

Moderator

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    Masayuki Kawamoto

    Professor
    University of Tsukuba
    Japan

    Masayuki (Mark) Kawamoto owns 35 years experience in TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION as engineer, researcher, R&D manager and corporate R&D portfolio manager in Electronic Control and Information Systems for vehicle safety and environment. In 2015 Mark started his career as a Professor at University of Tsukuba in Japan. Prof. Kawamoto‘s research interests include Automation in Public Transport, First/Last Mile Mobility and Mobility Society Systems. He recently expanded his activity toward Agricultural Mobility Automation. Mark is the co-chair of Business promotion Working Group in Automated Driving project with 2nd phase Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program in Japan.

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    Katsuya Abe

    Director
    ITS Policy and Program Office, Road Bureau
    Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
    Japan

    Katsuya ABE graduated as a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), University of Maryland, USA; Master of Business Administration (MBA), Imperial College, University of London, UK; and a Master of Engineering (MEng), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He is currently Director of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) policy and program office, Road Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Government of Japan. Major duties are to (1) make policies, manage several demo-type projects and coordinate standards with other stakeholders, in order to achieve the automated vehicle society and to (2) make policies, and lead R&D, in collaboration with private companies in order to develop and promote Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) systems connecting vehicles with road infrastructure. He is proud of being 27 years as a dedicated badminton player, having attained the level of the first grade player of Iai-do (the Japanese martial arts focusing on the draw cut), and having master of a French horn player.

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    Adriano Alessandrini

    Associate professor of transportation (ICAR-05)
    University of Florence
    Italy

    Mechanical engineer with PhD in energy technologies Adriano Alessandrini (MAle) is currently associate professor of transportation (ICAR-05) at the University of Florence. He has more than 20 years’ experience in demonstrating automated road transport systems in cities including coordinating CityMobil2 the major European initiative on the field.

    His main research interests are the environmental impact of vehicles (and drivers) and automated transport systems. CityMobil2, the largest European initiative on fully automated road transport systems made him one of the most visible scientists in the automated road vehicle sector generating speaking requests and participation to high level round-tables and committees.

    He was asked to hold lectures in Princeton at the Technical University of Delft and at the DG MOVE of the European Commission.

    He was invited several times as plenary speaker at the Annual TRB meeting at the TRB summer meeting on Road Vehicle Automation and at technical sessions of ITS world congresses.

    In 2015 he was selected to be one of the 25 scientists representing Europe at the EU-US Automation symposium in Washington in April 2015.

    For his vision of a new society generated by automated transport he was shortlisted twice 2014 and 2016 for the EU Champion of Transport Research prize.

    He is regularly asked to be an evaluator for the European Commission (and its INEA agency) for research, innovation and infrastructural proposals as well as to evaluate projects.

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    Chin Kian Keong

    Chief Engineer, Road & Traffic
    Land Transport Authority
    Singapore

    An engineer by training, Dr Chin Kian Keong has been with the Land Transport Authority since its founding in 1995. Over the years, he had been involved in the development of various road and traffic management systems. These include the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system and various Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to better manage traffic safety and efficiency. The future of transport, including the role of automated vehicles, also occupies him. He became a Group Director in 2007 and is now the Chief Engineer, Road & Traffic. He has presented and published papers at many conferences and technical journals over the past years, and had lectured at the local universities' academic programs in transportation.

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    Elizabeth Machek

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
    United States Department of Transportation
    USA

    Elizabeth (Eli) Machek is a Community Planner in the Technology Innovation and Policy Division of the U.S. DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. Ms. Machek's current portfolio focuses on automation policy and research program analysis; she has experience in transportation planning, parking management, and accessibility.
    Ms. Machek was selected as a member of the 14th class of Maureen and Mike Mansfield Fellows, spending a year embedded in the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism; local government offices; and Tokyo Metro. She holds a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    Masato Minakata

    Grand Master
    Vehicle Safety Planning R&D and Engineering Management Div.
    Advanced R&D and Engineering company
    TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Japan

    Masato Minakata is a member of International Corporation WG ,SIP-adus and also the secretary of FOT planning TF,SIP-adus. Start automotive industry career in Toyota Motor Co.,Japan (1986- Electronics Engineering Div. ), and work for Toyota Technical Center, U.S.A. (2006-2008 Electronics System Div.). Since 2016, Vehicle Safety Planning, R&D and Engineering Management Div. in Toyota Motor Co.,Japan as Grand Master.

Moderator

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    Satoshi Kitazaki

    Director
    Automotive Human Factors Research Center
    AIST
    Japan

    Dr. Kitazaki received his Bachelor's degree and Master's degree of engineering from Kyoto University Japan in 1983 and 1985 respectively, and Ph.D. from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Southampton, UK in 1995. He had been working for Nissan Motor as a human factors engineer from 1985 till 2012. His research and development in Nissan included human vibration and ride comfort, car sickness, seating ergonomics, fatigued driving, human machine interfaces, and driver support systems. Between 2012 and 2015, Dr. Kitazaki was a professor in Neurology, University of Iowa, US, where he conducted research for safety of older drivers and drivers with medical problems, and also human factors in automated driving. He has been working in AIST as the first Director of Automotive Human Factors Research Center since April 1st 2015. The vision of his Research Center is to establish human-centered methodologies to design vehicles to be safe, comfortable and enjoyable for all drivers. The researchers are conducting research in three main fields; support of older drivers, human factors in automated driving and driving pleasure based on their core competencies, which are integrative approaches to understanding of drivers using behavioral, cognitive, neurological and physiological measures. Dr. Kitazaki also has been the leader of SIP-adus Human Factors research project which started in 2016 as a three-year project by a consortium with two universities and a supplier.

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    Klaus Bengler

    Professor
    Chair of Ergonomics
    Technical University of Munich
    Germany

    Klaus Bengler graduated in psychology at the University of Regensburg in 1991 and received his Doctorate in 1994 in cooperation with BMW. After his diploma he was active on topics of software ergonomics and evaluation of human-machine interfaces. He investigated the influence of additional tasks on driving performance in several studies within EMMIS EU project and in contract with BMW. Multifunctional steering wheels, touchscreens and ACC-functionality are examples for the topics of these investigation.
    In 1997 he joined BMW. From several projects he is experienced with experimental knowledge and experience with different kind of driving simulators and field trials. At BMW he was responsible for the HMI project of the MOTIV programm a national follow on programm of PROMETHEUS. He was work package leader in an actual EU project Speechdat Car, dealing with voice recognition in vehicles. Within BMW Research and Technology he was responsible for projects on HMI research.
    He was active as a subprojectleader for subproject 2 “Evaluation und Methodology” within the EU funded integrated project AIDE. He is active member of ISO TC22 SC13 WG8 ?Road vehicles - Ergonomic aspects of transport information and control systems“ and chairman of the German delegation.
    Since May 2009 he is leader of the Institute of Ergonomics at Technical University Munich which is active in research areas like digital human modeling, human robot cooperation, driver assistance, automated driving and human reliability. Among intensive industrial cooperation the Institute is engaged in the funded Projects DH-Ergo on Digital Human Modeling and ECOMOVE on anticipative driving and H-Mode or D3COS on highly automated and cooperative driving. He is project leader in the German research initiative UR:BAN that investigates the potential of driver assistance and active safety systems in the urban area.

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    David Yang

    Executive Director
    AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
    USA

    Since October 2016, Dr. C. Y. David Yang is the Executive Director of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and he oversees the day-to-day operations of this non-profit research and education organization. Previously, he was with U.S. Department of Transportation.
    Dr. Yang has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, and government reports on subjects related to traffic safety, operations, planning, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. An ITE Journal article he co-authored won Institute of Transportation Engineers' 2015 Traffic Engineering Council Best Paper Award. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology.
    Dr. Yang attended Purdue University and received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the field of civil engineering. In April 2018, he was honored with the Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Award from Purdue University.

Moderator

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    Shigeru Uehara

    Chairman of Japan-Auto-ISAC
    Project General Manager
    Vehicle Network System Development Dept.
    TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Japan

    Shigeru UEHARA has established and launched J-Auto-ISAC in JAMA, Jan. 2017.
    and has been contributing for the level-up of Vehicle cyber security of the Automotive industry in JAPAN.
    He consistently has been engaging in Vehicle electronics system designing and evaluating
    since joined TOYOTA Motor Corporation in 1982 after graduating University
    Basically, He is an In-Vehicle-LAN system design engineer
    designed the first TOYOTA's door multiplex network system in 1992,
    and also designed TOYOTA BEAN (Body Electronics Area Network) in 1997.
    Former director of Electronics design area of TOYOTA Motor Europe 2009-11.

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    Chris Clark

    Senior Manager Embedded Ecosystems
    Synopsys
    USA

    Chris is a twenty-three-year veteran of the Information Technology world who uses his experience in automotive systems, embedded device testing, and cyber security practices to help automotive organizations effectively integrate meaningful security solutions into their environments. Chris holds a Masters in Cyber Security from the University of Maryland University College as well as having held numerous certifications throughout his career. Chris has worn many hats, including roles as Project Manager, Product Manager, Data Center Operations Manager, Director of Information Systems, hospital system CIO, and Security Evangelist. Chris also participates with Standards bodies to ensure effective security requirements are included in the development of future Standards. Chris currently is focusing on helping customers in the automotive field to minimize their cybersecurity risks by engaging and sharing his knowledge and experiences in the hopes of building a more cyber resilient future.

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    Ingo Dassow

    Director
    Cyber Risk
    Deloitte
    Germany

    Ingo Dassow is member of the Deloitte's Risk Advisory practice in Germany based in Berlin. He is the Automotive Cybersecurity lead in EMEA. In this role he serves several German OEMs with implementation suppport for Cybersecurity management systems. In overall 21 years of Consulting, he gained expertise in the automotive sector in the area of Security Governance and has built methods and tools for vulnerability testing in vehicle E/E architectures. His actual focus topics are automotive threat intel and fleet SIEM.

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    Shigeyuki Kawana

    Grand Master
    TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Japan

    Chair person of Electrical subcommittee of Japan Automotive Manufacturers Association. And a technical secretary of Functional safety subcommittee, Cybersecurity subcommittee and Automated vehicle standardization committee in Japan Society Automotive Engineering. And working as a expert for ISO/SAE JWG21434 Cubersecurity Engineering standard and Functional Safety standard, ISO26262. A part time lecturer at Nagoya University.

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    Tsutomu Matsumoto

    Professor
    Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences
    Yokohama National University
    Japan

    Tsutomu Matsumoto is a professor of Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University and directing the Research Unit for Information and Physical Security at the Institute of Advanced Sciences. He is also the Director of Cyber Physical Security Research Center (CPSEC) at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). He received Doctor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1986. Starting from Cryptography in the early 80's, he has opened up the field of security measuring for logical and physical security mechanisms. Currently he is interested in research and education of Embedded Security Systems such as IoT Devices, Cryptographic Hardware, In-vehicle Networks, Instrumentation and Control Security, Tamper Resistance, Biometrics, Artifact-metrics, and Countermeasure against Cyber-Physical Attacks. He is serving as the chair of the Japanese National Body for ISO/TC68 (Financial Services) and the Cryptography Research and Evaluation Committees (CRYPTREC) and as an associate member of the Science Council of Japan (SCJ). He was a director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and the chair of the IEICE Technical Committees on Information Security, Biometrics, and Hardware Security. He received the IEICE Achievement Award, the DoCoMo Mobile Science Award, the Culture of Information Security Award, the MEXT Prize for Science and Technology, and the Fuji Sankei Business Eye Award.

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    Rob Shein

    Senior Manager
    PwC
    Japan

    Rob Shein is a Senior Manager at PwC Japan with nearly 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, ranging from industrial control systems, military applications of both offensive and defensive cyber measures, and Internet of Things (IoT) security. Most recently, his focus has been almost entirely upon IoT in general and automotive security in particular, having managed and participated in projects in both North America and Japan.
    Mr. Shein got his start in cybersecurity with penetration testing back in the 1990s. From there he continued with network security and red team engagements, before shifting his focus from finding problems to solving and eventually preventing them. For nearly a decade his career remained split between improving security of the US power grid and supporting elements of the US cyber warfare community. After that, his focus changed to automotive security and IoT in general.

Moderator

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    Satoshi Taniguchi

    Group Manager
    Control System Safety Group
    Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
    TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Japan

    Satoshi Taniguchi received his Ph. M. in electric engineering from University of Osaka in 2006.
    He has been working for Toyota Motor Corporation as an engineer of chassis control and ADAS/AD field since 2006.
    His research and development in Toyota includes functional safety and AD project management and now he is responsible for control system safety group manager in R&D division.
    He was appointed as a chair for JAMA automated driving safety assurance WG and lead of safety assurance international cooperation program for the 2nd phase of SIP-adus in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

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    Michelle Chaka

    Program Director
    VTTI
    USA

    Michelle Chaka joined Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) in 2017. She is working to expand its regional support and create new research opportunities that continue to advance transportation safety. One of her focus areas is NHTSA’s FMVSS Considerations for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems project where she serves as a co-PI. She is also the vice-chair of VTTI’s Automated Mobility Partnership (AMP) program. Prior to coming to VTTI, Mrs. Chaka worked at Ford Motor Company. During her twenty years at Ford, she held a variety of positions centered on vehicle safety. Most recently she managed the Automotive Safety Office’s Advance Rulemaking and Strategy department where she led the development and delivery of Ford’s corporate safety strategies and policies. In this role, she worked with government agencies and other safety organizations to help enhance motor vehicle safety in areas ranging from crashworthiness, cyber security and automated driving systems. Mrs. Chaka started in Ford’s Body Engineering and then spent several years in the Crash Safety department where she led the occupant development for the F-150 and the overall safety attribute for the Fusion. During her time at Ford, she was fortunate to help deliver major safety initiatives for Ford and the larger safety community. Some recent examples include the creation of the Auto-ISAC and the Automatic Emergency Braking Memorandum of Understanding. She has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Michigan State University and an Automotive Engineering Master’s degree from University of Michigan.

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    Fabrizio Minarini

    Senior Expert Vehicle Safety
    Sustainable Transport
    European Commission Joint Research Centre
    Italy

    Fabrizio Minarini has a 25 years work experience with the European Commission. He is a transport economist that in the years specialized in vehicle safety technologies in particular Driver Assistance Systems. Fabrizio worked more than 10 years in this field handling project funding and project management in Framework programs 5; 6 and 7 where he was in charge of the Intelligent Car Initiative of the European Commission. After other 10 years of work in the field of people and administrative management, in December 2018 Fabrizio came back to research into Vehicle Safety, ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles at the JRC in Ispra Italy, where he is Senior expert responsible for the development of a program on vehicle safety research and compliance testing.

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    Zhao Wang

    Chief Engineer
    Auto Standization Research Institute
    CATARC
    China

    Mr. WANG Zhao, Chief Engineer of Auto Standardization Research Institute(ASRI) of CATARC. Since his graduation from Jilin University in 2001, he has been working on auto standards and regulation for nealy 20 years. He led planning and development of auto standard in several key fields including ICVs in China. His team also particiapted into internaton harmonization at UN/WP29 and ISO/TC 22, and joined mutual dialogues between China and other countries. He also works as the convernor of ADS Test Scenarios WG under ISO/TC 22/SC 33.

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    Adrian Zlocki

    Head of Automated Driving Department
    Automated Driving
    fka GmbH
    Germany

    Dr.-Ing. Adrian Zlocki studied automotive engineering at the RWTH-Aachen University (Technical University Aachen). During his studies he stayed abroad for one research semester at the POSTECH University in Pohang, South-Korea. Since 2004 he has been employed as a Scientific Engineer at the ADAS department of the Institut fuer Kraftfahrzeuge der RWTH Aachen University (ika), the Institute for Automotive Engineering. Between 2007 and 2010 he lead a research group in the field of ADAS development and assessment at ika. He is currently head of fka’s Automated Driving department. He holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University.

Moderator

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    Satoru Nakajo

    Visiting Researcher
    The University of Tokyo
    Japan

    Satoru Nakajo the University of Tokyo
    Center for Spatial Information Science
    Japan
    Visiting Researcher from 2017
    Project Associate Professor from 2012 to 2017
    Convenor for ISO/TC204/ SWG3.3 Location Referencing
    A member of SIP-adus
    2012: Ph.D from the University of Tokyo
    2017: MBA from McGill university

Speaker

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    Katsuya Abe

    Director
    ITS Policy and Program Office, Road Bureau
    Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
    Japan

    Katsuya ABE graduated as a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), University of Maryland, USA; Master of Business Administration (MBA), Imperial College, University of London, UK; and a Master of Engineering (MEng), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He is currently Director of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) policy and program office, Road Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Government of Japan. Major duties are to (1) make policies, manage several demo-type projects and coordinate standards with other stakeholders, in order to achieve the automated vehicle society and to (2) make policies, and lead R&D, in collaboration with private companies in order to develop and promote Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) systems connecting vehicles with road infrastructure. He is proud of being 27 years as a dedicated badminton player, having attained the level of the first grade player of Iai-do (the Japanese martial arts focusing on the draw cut), and having master of a French horn player.

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    Hiroyuki Inahata

    President
    Dynamic Map Platform Co.,Ltd.
    Japan

    Apr.1980 Join Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, KamakuraWorks
    Oct.2003 Manager, Advanced Satellite System Development Center, Kamakura Works
    Apr.2004 Manager, Information Satellite System Dept., Kamakura Works
    Apr.2007 Deputy General Manager, Kamakura Works
    Apr.2008 General Manager, Space Systems Division, Headquater
    Apr.2015 President, Mitsubishi Space Software Co., Ltd.
    Jun.2019 President, Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd.

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    Jean-Charles Pandazis

    ADASIS & SENSORIS coordinator
    ERTICO
    Belgium

    Joined ERTICO in 2009. He holds Master degrees in Electrical Engineering from the EPFL in Lausanne and Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He built his career at Bosch Corporate Research with focus on predictive navigation. At ERTICO he developed many activities related to digital maps and advanced driver assistance systems. Currently he is responsible for Clean Mobility as well as for overall ERTICO platforms' coordination. He is also from their launch the coordinator of the industry-driven platforms ADASIS and SENSORIS.

Moderator

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    Norifumi Ogawa

    Technical Research Dept. R&D Technical Administration Div.
    Mazda Motor Corporation
    Japan

    Mr. Norifumi Ogawa joined Mazda Motor Corporation in 1984 and had been working in the Electronics development department for Multimedia and Navigation engineering. In 2005 he had been dispatched to Mazda Motor Europa, R&D center as deputy general manager and had been responsible for vehicle research. In 2009, he returned to Japan and managed Advanced Driver Assistance System engineering. Since 2015, he has been working for ITS research in the Technical Research department in Tokyo.

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    Kevin P. Dopart

    Program Manager
    ITS Joint Program Office
    U.S. Department of Transportation
    USA

    Kevin is the USDOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office's Program Manager for Vehicle Safety and Automation. His research program aims to enable safe, efficient, and equitable integration of automated vehicles into the transportation system. Previously, Kevin worked for Noblis, Inc. and the (now defunct) Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and began his career flying P-3 Orion aircraft worldwide for a U.S. Navy oceanographic research squadron.

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    John Kenney

    Director
    InfoTech Labs
    Toyota Motor North America
    USA

    Dr. John Kenney is Director of networking research and a Principal Researcher at the Toyota InfoTech Labs in Mountain View, California. He represents Toyota in international standards organizations and industry research consortia, including SAE, IEEE, ETSI and the Car2Car Communications Consortium. He also represents Toyota in DSRC Spectrum Sharing discussions with the US Government and the Wi-Fi industry. His research focuses on DSRC performance, congestion control, and standardization. Prior to his work with Toyota, John was a member of the Tellabs Research Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has graduate degrees from Stanford and Notre Dame.