RISE Seminar 3/8/18: Peter Gao: Practical Computer Vision For Self Driving Cars

March 8, 2018

Title: Practical Computer Vision For Self Driving Cars
Date: Thursday, March 8th, 12-1pm

Wozniak Lounge (430 Soda Hall)
Speaker: Peter Gao
Affiliation: Cruise Automotive

Abstract: Cruise has built a fleet of self driving cars around San Francisco. Getting these cars to drive is a hard engineering and science problem – this talk explains roughly how self driving cars work and how computer vision, from camera hardware to deep learning, help make a self-driving car go.

Bio: Peter works on computer vision at Cruise. Before, he worked on Caffe at Berkeley and did research on using deep learning for object detection. Before working on self driving cars, Peter worked on machine learning for spam detection at Pinterest and student learning models at Khan Academy.