As CEO, Paul has led Cohda Wireless through two rounds of capital raising, attracting NXP Semiconductors and Cisco Systems as strategic investors. Under his leadership, Cohda has grown from 10 people to more than 50, and opened offices in Detroit, Munich and Shanghai.
Paul’s tenure at the helm has positioned Cohda as the globally recognised brand for connected autonomous vehicles and smart city infrastructure.
During his career, Mr Pittar has held a range of positions within the department including the Major Infrastructure Projects Office and the North West Roads Branch. He has also held policy positions with the Australian Government, which have focused on agriculture, fisheries, mineral resources and science policy. Mr Pittar was posted to Australia’s Delegation to the OECD in Paris between 2005 and 2008 as its Minister-Counsellor (Agriculture).
Before joining LTA, Mr Poh has held various positions in the fields of operations, capability planning, and systems evelopment. Mr Poh holds a Bachelor in Engineering in Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Science in Systems Integration from the
Naval Postgraduate School, California, United States of America.
Martin joined the Transport Agency in 2014 as Zero Harm manager. Working with industry partners, Martin led the introduction of new technology and data analytics to support the government’s objective to reduce workplace fatalities and serious harm by 25 percent.
Martin has more than 15 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry.
He has also established two technology start-up businesses.
He sits on the Construction Safety Council Board of Directors and holds an executive role with the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative. Martin is also a registered member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Uniti is a Swedish-Australian company designing and assembling next generation autonomous electric vehicles for urban environments in both countries. Our focus is on addressing the most common vehicle trip in the world (urban-suburban, less than 30kms, 1.2 people, average speed of 30kms/hr). We will offer a personal urban transport solution which is safer, more affordable and significantly cleaner.
Prof van den Hengel has won a number of awards, including the Pearcey Foundation Entrepreneur Award, the SA Science Excellence Award for Research Collaboration, and the CVPR Best Paper prize in 2010. He has authored over 300 publications, had 8 patents commercialised, formed 2 start-ups, and has recently had a medical technology achieve first-in-class FDA approval. Current research interests include Deep Learning, vison and language problems, interactive image-based modelling, large-scale video surveillance, and medical machine learning.
Prof van den Hengel and his team have developed world leading methods in a range of areas within Computer Vision and Machine learning, including methods which have placed first on a variety of international leaderboards such as: PASCAL VOC (2015 & 2016), CityScapes (2016 & 2017), Virginia Tech VQA (2016 & 2017), and the Microsoft COCO Captioning Challenge (2016). Professor van den Hengel’s team placed 4th in the ImageNet detection challenge in 2015 ahead of Google, Intel, Oxford, CMU and Baidu, and 2nd in ImageNet Scene Parsing in 2016. ImageNet is one of the most hotly contested challenges in Computer Vision.
Her prior roles include Regional Manager of Australian Road Research Board’s South Australian office. Rita managed key strategic policy projects for State Road Authorities and organisations that manage public and private road infrastructure.
Rita is a qualified Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience, which has included roles in Local Government and more than 13 years with RAA – where she worked on strategic transport planning, road safety and advocacy. She is currently the Vice President of the IPWEA Australasia board, where she also chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. Currently, Rita is the Transport Expert for the Port Adelaide Enfield Council Assessment Panel, as well as a member of the New South Wales and South Australian Connected and Automated Vehicle Industry Reference Groups.
Over the last 30 years Charles has been working in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Charles’s background is in Network Operations.
He is also co-technical lead for the Australian Driverless Vehicles Initiative (ADVI) since its establishment in 2014. Charles was the Technical Lead for the Volvo XC90 driverless vehicle demonstration in Adelaide, 2015, Eastlink’s AV trials 2016 and La Trobe University’s Autonobus trial, 2018.
Dickson holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering both from Monash University and is currently undertaking his MBA with University of Canberra. He is an active committee member of ISO for Intelligent Transport System as well as Standards Australia IT-023. His focus at ARRB will be facilitating the integration of automated and connected vehicle technologies with infrastructure and demystifying the community’s understanding of the technology.