Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun
  • Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Udacity, USA

CEO, Udacity; Vice-President, Stanford Research Professor. With Google: Google Fellow; co-created Google Street-View; created Google Maps GT Project; leads Google Self-Driving Car Project; founded Google X; led and co-founded Google Glass project; taught largest online class ever taught. Member, National Academy of Engineering. Author of over 350 scientific papers and 11 books. Recipient, honours and awards, including: named fifth smartest person in business, Fast Magazine; Foreign Policy Top 100 Thinkers; Inaugural Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award; Max Planck Research Prize; winner, DARPA Grand Challenge.