Chris Urmson

Chris Urmson
  • Director, Self-driving Car Project
    Google

1998, BSc in Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada; 2005, PhD in Robotics: Navigation Regimes for Off-Road Autonomy, Carnegie Mellon University. 2004-06, Robotics Research Scientist, Advanced Concepts Business Unit, Science Applications International Corporation. With Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University: 1998-2005, Research Assistant; 2003-04, Red Team Technical Leader; 2005-06, Adjunct Faculty; from 2006, Director of Technology, Urban Challenge. Author of several publications, technical reports and conference papers. Research interests: autonomous vehicles; algorithms for perception and navigation; software architectures for autonomous systems. Recipient of awards and honours.