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Prof. Amnon Shashua

President and CEO, Mobileye
Senior Vice President, Intel Corporation

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Prof. Amnon Shashua is President & CEO of Mobileye and a Senior Vice President at Intel Corporation. In 1999, he cofounded Mobileye with Ziv Aviram, which develops system-on-chips and computer vision algorithms for driving assistance systems and is developing a platform for autonomous driving to be launched in 2021. Today, over 50 million cars rely on Mobileye technology to make their vehicles safer. In August 2014, Mobileye claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, by raising $1B at a market cap of $5.3B. In August 2017, Mobileye became an Intel company in the largest Israeli acquisition deal ever, for a total of $15.3B.

Prof. Shashua holds the Sachs Chair in Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; his field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. Shashua has published over 120 papers in the field of machine learning and computational vision and holds over 45 patents. In addition to Mobileye, he has founded two startups in the fields of computer vision and machine learning: in 1995 he founded CogniTens, which specializes in industrial metrology and is today a division of the Swedish Corporation Hexagon. In 2010, he co-founded OrCam, which harnesses computer vision and artificial intelligence to assist the visually and hearing impaired.

In 2019, Shashua was recognized as the Electronic Imaging (EI) Scientist of the Year by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) for his pivotal contributions to computer vision and machine learning, and for advancing autonomous driving and wearable assistive devices for the blind and visually impaired. Shashua and his team were also finalists in the European Inventor Awards of 2019, awarded by the European Patent Office, for their advanced driver assistance technology which is making roads safer worldwide. In 2020, Shashua was awarded the Dan David Prize (Future Category) for his ground-breaking work in artificial intelligence.

Mr. Yosi Arbeli

Fellow, SoC Design

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Yosi Arbeli is a Mobileye Fellow responsible for SoC design of the company’s flagship EyeQ products. In this role, he leads the design program for the company’s most advanced products.

In more than a dozen years at Mobileye, Arbeli has led design teams working on accelerators, high-speed cores, SoC component integration, and EyeQ implementation. His understanding of digital chip design has been invaluable in helping Mobileye reach new performance thresholds for its award-winning EyeQ product family. Arbeli received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Jerusalem College of Engineering in 2006. He has authored multiple patents and is recognized as an SoC design specialist within the company.

Outside of work, Arbeli likes to spend time with his wife and two young children.

Mr. Shay Asoolin

Vice President, Development Infrastructure

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Shay Asoolin leads Mobileye’s development infrastructure team responsible for in-house tooling and infrastructure including Mobileye’s cloud environment, application development lifecycle, and video visualization and labeling tools. He also oversees the large group running Mobileye’s video labeling operation. In this role, Asoolin helps developers work more efficiently which translates into an accelerated development cycle and large scale development work across the company.

In his decade at Mobileye, Asoolin directed the move of Mobileye’s data center to a cloud structure. The cloud environment allows for an elastic and highly scalable infrastructure, and the globalization of the workforce. The cloud structure also supports modern and efficient ways to collaborate with customers and partners on data.

Prior to Mobileye, Asoolin served in the Israeli Defense Forces in a technological unit of the intelligence corps, first as a software developer and later team leader. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Tel Aviv University in 2002. Asoolin spends his spare time as an amateur drummer and loves hiking with friends and family.

Mr. Tomer Baba

Vice President, Sensing Algorithms

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As the leader of Mobileye’s Sensing Algorithms team, Tomer Baba spearheads the development of computer vision for all of Mobileye’s advanced driver assistance (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems. His team is responsible for all of the vision algorithms used in both types of applications. Baba has been instrumental in the research and development of several of Mobileye’s leading technologies, including pedestrian detection, automated emergency braking, and camera-based sensing for autonomous vehicles. He is responsible for the first-ever camera-based capability of braking on a pedestrian target, for which he holds multiple patents and for which there is still no better-known system in the market.

Before he joined Mobileye, Baba worked as an algorithm engineer in wafer inspection at a small startup. He holds a bachelor of science in computer engineering and a master’s degree in computer science, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Baba takes great pride in his work and the company’s mission to save lives.

When not trying to solve big technical problems, he enjoys time with his wife and two young children, playing on a Mobileye soccer team, and watching basketball.

Mr. Tal Babaioff

Vice President, Mapping and Localization and Co-General Manager REM

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Tal Babaioff is responsible for mapping and localization at Mobileye. In this critical role, Babaioff’s team (jointly managed with Yoram Gedalyahu) is responsible for creating the high-definition maps that are needed for highly and fully autonomous vehicles. Using Mobileye’s Road Experience Management™ (REM™) technology, Babaioff’s team uses a crowd sourcing approach to collect the data needed for the map creation and compiles that data into useful maps. Babaioff joined Mobileye in 2002 as an algorithm developer.

In his 17-year career, he has worked on Mobileye’s business development team as well as advanced evaluation platforms for key Mobileye customers. His previous VP role was leading Mobileye’s production organization between 2014 - 2017, overseeing all customer-facing execution of OEM integrated safety systems, and allowing Mobileye triple the number of new systems delivered other that time frame. Before that, Babaioff personally led the first production program launches for the first three generations of Mobileye’s System-on-Chip, known as EyeQ®, EyeQ2 and EyeQ3.

Babaioff holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Outside of work, he volunteers for his daughter’s school as finance chair and is an avid reader and hiker.

Mr. Efim Belman

Vice President, System Architecture

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Efim Belman oversees all system architecture and modeling at Mobileye. His team is responsible for all architecture design and engineering for complete systems, the platform level hardware and software, as well as applications. Belman’s scope includes the EyeQ family and other Mobileye products.

Belman joined Mobileye after receiving a bachelor of science degree in math and computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He started out developing algorithms and quickly worked his way into management, including leadership of Mobileye’s camera group – a responsibility he continues as VP of system architecture. During his nearly two decades at Mobileye, Belman has filed more than 20 patents.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family, cooking, wood working and metal crafting.

Mr. Sagi Ben Moshe

Senior Vice President, Sensor Technologies, Mobileye
Vice President, Emerging Growth Incubation (EGI) Group, Intel Corporation

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In his dual role for Intel and Mobileye, Sagi Ben Moshe is responsible for leading sensor technologies at Mobileye as well as the Emerging Growth Incubation (EGI) group at Intel. EGI is responsible for identifying, incubating and scaling growth businesses for Intel. As part of EGI, Ben Moshe is also general Manager of the RealSense Group, which develops the next-generation hardware and software products that allow devices and machines the ability to perceive their surroundings in 3D. The introduction of the first Intel RealSense™ technology-enabled camera in 2015 earned him Intel’s highest honor: the Intel Achievement Award.

Ben Moshe initially joined Intel part-time in 2004, as a member of the design team for the first mobile version of the Intel® Core™ 2 processor. He came on board full-time two years later to work on the development of a new memory architecture for Intel’s next-generation microarchitecture. In 2009, Ben Moshe left Intel to establish InVision Biometrics Ltd., a startup dedicated to innovative 3D technology. He rejoined Intel in 2012 with Intel’s acquisition of InVision, where he had served as CEO.

Ben Moshe’s entrepreneurship started earlier in his career with the founding of several companies and the acquisition management of Cohav Hakor, the largest air conditioner chain in Israel, by Electra Ltd. Ben Moshe holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, both earned at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He has been granted multiple patents for his inventions. Outside of work, Ben Moshe likes to spend time with his wife and four children.

Mr. Barak Cohen

Fellow, Algorithms

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Barak Cohen is a senior technical leader at Mobileye, leading teams responsible for the first prototypes and productization of cutting-edge Mobileye technologies. Since joining Mobileye in 2005, he has been instrumental in the development of breakthrough technologies in the field of object recognition and environmental modeling. These include pedestrian detection, vehicle from any angle detection (vd3d), free space and road boundaries detection, arbitrary object detection, geometrical modeling with structure from motion (SFM), road modeling, ego motion, and more.

More recently, Cohen joined Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle development team and is helping develop the company’s approach to AV design. Internally, he is a champion for healthy work methodologies and good development infrastructure and tools. He holds 6 patents, 1 allowed, and 15 pending in the area of computer science.

Cohen attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering and Master of Science in computer science.

Mrs. Liz Cohen-Yerushalmi

Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Mobileye
Vice President, Intel Corporation

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As chief legal officer and general counsel at Mobileye, Liz Cohen-Yerushalmi heads Mobileye’s legal team and is responsible for the legal compliance of all aspects of Mobileye’s business including operations, customer and supplier agreements, intellectual property rights, human resources, and finance. She works closely with Mobileye senior management and collaborates with Intel’s legal team as well.

Before joining Mobileye, Cohen-Yerushalmi was general counsel at AudioCodes Ltd., served as President of the Israeli chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and was a risk manager at Cellcom Israel. She is a member of the Israeli Lawyers Bar Association. Cohen-Yerushalmi received her LLB from the Israeli College of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Tel Aviv University.

When not working, Cohen-Yerushalmi enjoys traveling with her husband and three children.

Mr. Erez Dagan

Executive Vice President, Products and Strategy, Mobileye
Vice President, Intel Corporation

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Erez Dagan is responsible for Mobileye’s business objectives, the company’s product planning and architecture, strategic planning and initiatives, and advanced-development projects. He also leads forward communication with Mobileye’s OEM customers.

In his 16-year Mobileye career, Dagan led teams responsible for computer vision algorithms, object detection technologies, and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) products, such as adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. Dagan also serves as a board member for Mobileye’s Japan subsidiary.

Dagan received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MBA from IDC, Herzliya. Off duty, Dagan enjoys several hobbies, including painting, photography, hiking, skydiving and music jamming.

Mrs. Orna Etzion

Vice President, Compute Software

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Orna Etzion is a 28-year Intel veteran now leading Mobileye’s compute software team for the EyeQ product family. Etzion’s group is responsible for the compute software infrastructure of the EyeQ SoC focusing on the EyeQ acceleartors including software development tools, deep learning tools, OpenCL programming model, libraries and firmware on all accelerators.

With a master of science degree in Computer Science from the University of Philadelphia, Etzion has specialized in software her entire career working on a number of products in the area of compilers and binary translation, with emphasis on software optimizations and the adaptation of software to the HW at hand as a means for achieving the best possible performance. This experience has been especially valuable for her work on the EyeQ software stack as she aims to deliver high performance HW/SW infrastructure for the execution of Mobileye algorithms on EyeQ.

Etzion has authored more than 10 patents and has received a number of Intel awards. She is married with four daughters and three grandchildren.

Dr. Yoram Gdalyahu

Vice President, Mapping and Localization and Co-General Manager REM

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Yoram Gdalyahu is responsible for mapping and localization at Mobileye. In this critical role, Gdalyahu’s team (jointly managed with Tal Babaioff) is responsible for creating the high-definition maps that are needed for highly and fully autonomous vehicles. Using Mobileye’s Road Experience Management™ (REM™) technology, Gdalyahu’s team uses a crowd sourcing approach to collect the data needed for the map creation and compiles that data into useful maps.

In almost 17 years at Mobileye, Gdalyahu has led mission-critical teams working on object detection and 3D inference, and for 4 years acted as VP of Algorithms Development. Gdalyahu initiated Mobileye’s REM™ program and is rolling it out to multiple OEMs around the globe. Before joining Mobileye, Gdalyahu worked for IBM research, Compugen and Samsung Electronics.

With more than three dozen pending and issued patents to his name, Gdalyahu holds a Ph.D in computer vision from the Center for Neural Computation at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as degrees in physics and mathematics. Away from the office, Gdalyahu enjoys traveling, skiing, and cooking.

Mr. Yossi Hadad

Vice President, Development Integration and Products

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Yossi Hadad joined Mobileye after earning his software engineering degree from the Jerusalem College of Engineering. He is responsible for system development and software integration from early in the design cycle through customer implementation. His team actuates the product roadmap and ensures that all of the parts of the EyeQ product family work seamlessly as a single product.

Hadad’s department plays a key role in Mobileye’s advanced driver assistance (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle development program. His team is responsible for the development – actuation and in-car system-level research and development. Core responsibilities include orchestrating the company’s software integration processes in support of fast-paced hardware evolution, managing the system configuration roadmap, and optimizing utilization of the SoC’s computational resources.

Outside of work, Hadad builds and flies remote control jets, helicopters, and drones – a hobby that also provides useful insights for his work at Mobileye.

Dr. Gaby Hayon

Executive Vice President, Research and Development, Mobileye
Vice President, Intel Corporation

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Gaby (Gavriel) Hayon leads the research and development arm of Mobileye and is responsible for algorithm and software designed for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), highly and fully autonomous vehicles (AVs), Road Experience Management™ (REM™) mapping, and Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS). He joined Mobileye as employee number 7 almost 20 years ago as an algorithm developer after working at Applied Materials.

Hayon received his Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from the Hebrew University, as well as a master of science degree in physics from the Weitzman Institute and a bachelor of science degree in physics from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He has more than a dozen patents in the field of artificial intelligence.

Outside of Mobileye, Hayon enjoys almost anything that allows him to be outdoors, including hiking, scuba diving, and traveling with his family.

Mrs. Anat Heller

Chief Financial Officer

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Anat Heller joined Mobileye in 2008 as the Corporate Controller, became Director of Finance in 2016, and in 2018, assumed the role of CFO. Heller gained extensive professional experience through witnessing Mobileye's transformation from a private startup to a public company to being acquired by Intel. She cites Mobileye’s IPO in NYSE as one of the most interesting and educational experiences of her career.

Prior to joining Mobileye, Heller served as deputy corporate controller at a global hi-tech company dual listed on NASDAQ and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, which was acquired by a US based public company. Heller had also served as a senior associate at PWC Israel’s hi-tech audit group.

Heller holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the College of Management in Israel with a specialty in accounting and is a licensed certified public accountant (“CPA”) in Israel. Outside of work she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Mr. Johann Jungwirth

Vice President, Mobility-as-a-Service Operations

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Johann Jungwirth (JJ) joined Mobileye in August 2019 from Volkswagen Group. He is responsible for the global deployment and rollout of Mobileye’s Mobility-as-a-Service business based on self-driving vehicles.

As an automotive industry veteran, Jungwirth is particularly excited about Mobileye’s robotaxi business prospects and leveraging the company’s advanced AV platform for complete mobility solutions. His team will develop the company’s MaaS scale-out strategy globally, the vehicle programs, fleet operations, as well as development and deployment of the mobility platform and services.

Before joining Mobileye, Jungwirth held engineering leadership roles at some of the world’s biggest automakers including Volkswagen Group and Mercedes-Benz/Daimler. He has been working on self-driving vehicle programs for 10 years and strongly believes that we can make this world a better place with mobility solutions based on self-driving vehicles, which will make transportation safer, more accessible, more convenient and more affordable.

Jungwirth received a Diploma Degree in electrical engineering with a focus on automation and robotics from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Germany in 1997. He also attended executive leadership programs at the Wharton Business School co-designed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Outside of work, Jungwirth enjoys traveling and is particularly attracted to coastal areas as he likes the ocean and snorkeling. He is married and has four children.

Mr. Shotaro Kawahara

CEO Mobileye Japan Ltd.

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Shotaro Kawahara is the Chief Executive Officer of Mobileye’s Japan subsidiary. He leads business development and engineering design-in for this strategically important automotive region.

Kawahara graduated from Keio University in 1999 with a degree in economics. Shortly after graduation he co-founded a start-up company in New York specializing in 3D reconstruction from still images, where he oversaw all customer projects. Kawahara joined Mobileye through his activity at this company and was later appointed CEO of Mobileye Japan Ltd.

Mr. Yosef Kreinin

Vice President and General Manager, Platform & Application Software

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Yossi Kreinin leads the development of EyeQ accelerator architecture, platform software (OS/BSP, accelerator optimization, compilers and development tools, and deep learning deployment pipeline) and application software (real time sensor control and data acquisition, logging and playback, and integration into the host vehicle).

In his previous roles, Kreinin led the transition to heterogeneous programmable accelerators, developed the load balancer and race detection tools enabling multi-core real time processing on EyeQ, and managed infrastructure efforts from HPC to ground truth data entry. He has authored several patents on accelerator architecture.

Born in Moscow, Kreinin has a bachelor of science in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is married with one child.

Mrs. Danielle Mann

Vice President, Corporate Communications

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Mr. Tsachi Namir

Vice President, Functionality and Product Validation

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Tsachi Namir leads the functionality and products validation efforts at Mobileye. This work includes performance analysis of Mobileye's algorithms, product validation, autonomous vehicle operation and validation, data collection and engineering.

During his 12 years at Mobileye, Namir has worked to significantly improve validation processes leading to better product quality. His team of experts, managers and engineers develops relevant system success measures and new ground-truth solutions, and has adapted statistical methods to meet Mobileye validation requirements. His team also developed and established an AV operation and validation platform to support Mobileye's autonomous vehicle engineering. Namir’s team also developed procedures and tools for data collection, management and engineering in support of all Mobileye R&D users.

Namir graduated summa cum laude from the Ono Academic College with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. He spends time away from work with his wife and four children.

Mr. Kobi Ohayon

Senior Vice President, Operations

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Kobi Ohayon oversees many aspects of Mobileye’s business from an operations perspective, including OEM production, EyeQ Chip supply chain, Information Technology, Information Systems, Corporate quality, travel, purchasing, transportation and EHS (Environment, Health & Security). Under Ohayon's watch, work is proceeding on the design and construction of a new Mobileye headquarters building that will house above 2,500 employees. It is considered one of the finest and largest construction projects in Israel and will be a model for high tech building design when completed.

Before joining Mobileye, Ohayon worked as regional operations & delivery manager of EMEA for a leading cyber and security company and spent 10 years at Cisco Systems as a strategic programs manager.

Ohayon received his bachelor of computer science in software engineering from the Jerusalem College of Engineering. In his spare time, he plays on Mobileye’s basketball team and goes on motorbike trips around the world. He also aspires to learn to play the guitar.

Mr. Elchanan Rushinek

Executive Vice President Engineering, Mobileye
Vice President, Intel Corporation

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Elchanan Rushinek leads a team of engineers working on Mobileye’s EyeQ platform, including all of the silicon, hardware and software that comprise the platform. He joined Mobileye in 2001 to lead development of the highly specialized system-on-chip (SoC) that became the successful EyeQ product family. In this role, Rushinek was an early pioneer in the co-development of an optimized hardware/software solution dedicated to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). More than 30 million EyeQ units have been shipped to date.

In addition to developing and delivering the ongoing EyeQ roadmap, Rushinek’s team is working to open up the EyeQ product to enable customers to develop software on top of the platform for their automated vehicle solutions.

Before joining Mobileye, Rushinek worked as a VLSI designer for Intel Israel and was involved in the design of the first 10MB Ethernet controller product. He then worked at Motorola Semiconductor Israel for 18 years, leading VLSI design group for multiple generations of Digital Signal Processor Motorola Wireless Handset Baseband’s System On Chip products.

Rushinek holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University. Away from work he keeps active with bicycling and skiing, working in the garden, and traveling with his family.

Mr. Pini Segal

Vice President, Finance and Human Resources

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Pini Segal has been vice president of human resources and finance during his entire 13-year tenure at Mobileye, although the role has evolved as the company has grown. He played an important role during Intel’s acquisition of Mobileye in 2017, which he says was by far the most interesting and challenging project of his career.

Segal joined Mobileye after a long career in the public and private sectors. For part of that time he worked in the manufacturing of optics and electronics. He also worked as the treasurer of Or Shalom, an organization for at-risk youth in Israel. In addition to his career, he spent 17 years as the general manager and member of Kibbutz Eyal. This experience helped him develop the skills of supervising others and working well in teams. He was drafted into the Israeli Army in 1973 and served during the Yom Kippur War.

Segal received both his bachelor’s degree (economics and management) and master’s degree (finance and information systems) from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a super fan of Liverpool soccer and is delighted to be a new grandfather.

Mr. Elad Serfaty

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Intelligent Mobility Solutions Division

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Elad Serfaty co-leads Mobileye’s Intelligent Mobility Solutions division, where teams develop and deliver Mobileye’s advanced driver assistance (ADAS) technology to late-model fleets and consumer vehicles around the world. Under his leadership, this division has expanded to include retrofit safety technology for fleets and actionable road data for some of the world’s busiest cities. As a tier one customer for Mobileye, the Intelligent Mobility Solutions division adapts Mobileye technology for customer needs. Core solutions include technology that enables ADAS features like forward collision warning in late-model cars. These same cameras are also being used to create maps for autonomous vehicles and other uses.

Before joining Mobileye, Serfaty served as the general manager of a software company that localized GPS software for the Israeli market. He also served for a time as the VP of sales and business development for an IT company. Serfaty started his career at that company as an RF engineer qualifying cell phone technology after receiving his bachelor of science in electrical engineering.

Serfaty spends most of his spare time raising his four children. He also enjoys sports and especially scuba diving.

Mr. Lior Sethon

Vice President, and Deputy General Manager, Intelligent Mobility Solutions Division

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Lior Sethon co-leads Mobileye’s intelligent mobility solutions division, including product design and engineering, production, go-to-market strategy, and financial oversight. This global organization takes transformative Mobileye technology beyond the automotive industry and directly into vehicles already on the road used by fleets around the world. He has been instrumental in the rapid growth of Mobileye’s aftermarket business, providing retrofit safety technology to fleets and actionable road data to cities around the world.

Sethon brings to Mobileye more than decade of experience in sales management, business development and marketing for international companies – both large and small. He also worked as a senior advisor to the Israeli Minister of Defense for two years and was a commander in a combat unit in the Israeli Defense Forces. Sethon sits on the board of directors for the Alliance for the Future of Israel, a non-profit organization that encourages local leadership. He also mentors new immigrants and helps them integrate into the Israeli business community. Sethon holds a bachelor of arts in communications and management from the Management College of Israel.

Outside of his volunteer and work time, Sethon is a passionate basketball player and fan. His favorite teams include the Dallas Mavericks, the Duke University Blue Devils, and Hapoel Jerusalem. In his quiet moments, he enjoys studying world and military history.

Prof. Shai Shalev-Shwartz

Chief Technology Officer, Mobileye
Senior Fellow, Intel Corporation

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Shai Shalev-Shwartz is a senior fellow at Intel and the chief technology officer of Mobileye, an Intel Company. He leads software and algorithm technology development for Mobileye’s advanced driving assist systems (ADAS), highly autonomous and fully autonomous driving solutions, and enabling technologies including Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) and Road Experience Management™ (REM™) maps. He is also a professor at the Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Shalev-Shwartz developed the science behind RSS as well as an economically viable path toward a future where there are no casualties from car accidents. He is drawn to autonomous driving as the first large scale deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning outside of the cybernetic world.

Shalev-Shwartz is best known for pioneering research in machine learning and was listed as one of the 100 most influential researchers worldwide in 2016 by AMiner. In 2014, he co-authored one of the top books used by major universities on theoretical machine learning: “Understanding Machine Learning From Theory to Algorithms.” Before joining Hebrew University and Mobileye, Shalev-Shwartz was a research assistant professor at Toyota Technological Institute in Chicago, and also worked in research at both Google and IBM. Shalev-Shwartz has written more than 100 research papers, focusing on machine learning, online prediction, optimization techniques, and practical algorithms.

Mr. Shaked Shammah

Fellow, Autonomous Driving Technologies

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Shaked Shammah is a senior technical member of the team that develops driving policy algorithms for autonomous vehicles. He has also worked closely with senior Mobileye leaders developing algorithms for Mobileye’s Responsibility-Sensitive Safety model for safety verification of an AV’s driving decisions.

In his six years at Mobileye, Shammah has also helped with algorithm development on the road detection team and the holistic path prediction (HPP) neural network. He is credited with 2 patents during his tenure, and 28 pending. Prior to joining Mobileye, Shammah served as an “outstanding musician” at the IDF, and earned a Bachelor of Music in classical music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music. He also earned his Master of Science degree summa cum laude in computer science from Hebrew University in 2017.

Shammah continues to enjoy music outside of work as well as many hours of training and competing in triathlons.

Mr. Leonid Smolansky

Vice President, SoC Architecture

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Leonid Smolyansky leads the silicon-on-chip (SoC) architecture team delivering cost, performance and power-optimized solutions for the Mobileye EyeQ product family. He also works with customers and third-party IP vendors to define EyeQ product requirements related to performance, connectivity, automotive safety and security.

Smolyansky brings more than 20 years of experience in SoC architecture and design at both Motorola and later Freescale to Mobileye. In the latter role, he was chief architect of the i.MX product family. He later moved to AMD as a fellow and systems and architecture manager. Smolyansky was the lead architect behind Mobileye’s next-generation EyeQ5 SoC, which is expected to deliver real breakthroughs in terms of performance, price and power consumption for fully autonomous vehicles. As an active member of the MIPI Alliance, he participated on working groups for SLIMbus, UniPro, and now - APHY.

Smolyansky speaks 5 languages, enjoys jazz music, cooking, and traveling – especially to classical Europe.

Dr. Gideon Stein

Chief Research Scientist

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Gideon Stein joined Mobileye in 1999 after receiving his Ph.D. (1998) and M.Sc. (1993) in computer vision from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion (1990, Summa Cum Laude). As VP R&D from 1999 to 2005, he led the development of Mobileye’s first ADAS systems incorporating lane detection, vehicle detection, traffic sign detection and high beam control. Since 2005, as chief research scientist, he both heads Mobileye’s patent team and helps with algorithm and camera development.

An engineer at heart and wanting to make a positive impact in the world, he is pleased to have helped Mobileye become the global leader in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). With safer roads as his mission, Stein sees Mobileye technology already making a real safety impact today. Stein has published more than a dozen papers on computer vision for the automotive industry and is the named inventor on more than 200 granted and pending patents. Key areas of work include: algorithms and applications, camera and hardware design, multi-sensor designs and practical issues of factory installation and calibration. Stein is on the board of Immunity Pharma Ltd., an Israeli startup developing a treatment for ALS, and has helped found Value Squared, an Israel-based hedge fund for responsible investing. Recently, he established a scholarship for graduate and undergraduate students at the Technion and a second scholarship to sponsor MIT graduate students coming from the Technion.

In his spare time, Stein also enjoys travel and outdoor sports, such as whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking and scuba diving.

Mr. Jack Weast

Vice President, Autonomous Vehicle Standards, Mobileye
Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation

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Jack Weast is a senior principal engineer at Intel and Vice President for Automated Vehicle Standards at Mobileye. In this role, Weast leads a global team working on AV safety technology and the standards that will be needed to ensure AVs can earn a license to drive.

In more than 20 years at Intel, Weast has built a reputation as a change agent in new industries with significant technical contributions to a wide range of industry-first products and standards in industries that are embracing complex, high-performance heterogeneous computing for the first time. With an end-to-end systems perspective, Weast combines a unique blend of embedded product experience with a knack for elegant system and software design that will accelerate the adoption of autonomous driving. Weast is the co-author of “UPnP: Design By Example”, and is the holder of 29 issued patents with dozens pending. He is an Adjunct Professor at Portland State University where he was recently inducted into the Portland State Maseeh College Academy of Distinguished Alumni in recognition of his achievements, leadership and service to society and the engineering and computer science profession.

Outside of work, he is a classical pianist and never turns down an opportunity to take the karaoke stage.

Mr. Uri Yacovy

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Series Production

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Under the leadership of Uri Yacovy, Mobileye’s Series Production unit delivers advance driving assist and autonomy level 3 systems to customers. His organization is responsible for meeting OEM and tier-1 feature requirements and product hardware and software integration. In this role, Yacovy leads multiple teams for product development, program execution, and safety, which includes the application of Mobileye’s Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) model, functional safety and nominal safety technologies.

Yacovy joined Mobileye in 2006 after five years at the Israeli Defense Force Intelligence Corps. He led project software development for Mobileye’s early generation EyeQ product before leaving for a one-year MBA at INSEAD Business School. Since his return, Yacovy has managed some of the most innovating series production programs at Mobileye, including the 3rd and 4th generation EyeQ.

Yacovy started his B.A. in Management and Computer Science at the age of 14. He also received an M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He spends his free time with his wife and young daughter and enjoys skiing and off-road enduro motorcycle riding.