Dr. Maarten Sierhuis, Director, Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley
Dr. Sierhuis, a recognized expert in the field of artificial intelligence, leads the Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley’s efforts in the areas of autonomous driving and connected-vehicle systems. Sierhuis joined Nissan following a career in research and software engineering spanning 25 years, including time with NASA, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, NYNEX Science & Technology and IBM Corporation. He is a founder of startup Ejenta, as well as a visiting professor and fellow with the Interactive Intelligence group at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Sierhuis has a bachelor of science in Computer Science from The Hague University and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Science from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.