Joris Janssen - mediaX Visiting Scholar, Sense Observation Systems
Phil Levis - Stanford Computer Science
Greg Dibb - Nissan
Shyam Pillalamarri - Samsung
Greg Dibb is Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations at Nissan Motor Company. He is responsible for operations and strategy at Nissan’s research center in Silicon Valley, developing future automotive technologies. His work is focused on Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, and HMI Human Machine Interaction -- including research in
artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data. Dibb is also the Founder of Silicon Valley Autonomous Vehicle Enthusiasts meetup group. Dibb has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and an SM in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Joris Janssen has a background in Human Computer Interaction, holding a Ph.D. for research on physiosocial technology and affective computing from Eindhoven University of Technology (cum laude), and M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence from the Radboud University Nijmegen (cum laude). He is currently a Sr. Researcher at Sense Observation
Systems, specializing in using unobtrusive sensing for coaching people, and a Visiting Scholar at mediaX at Stanford University. Previously held positions include a prior term as a mediaX Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and research scientist at Philips Research. Written output of his work can be found in 30 leading peer-reviewed journals and
conference publications as well as 8 patent applications. Janssen’s main research interests revolve around machine learning, signal processing, behavior change, persuasive technology, social connectedness, affective computing, and context awareness.
Phil Levis is Associate Professor in the Computer Science and (by courtesy) Electrical Engineering Departments of Stanford University, where he researches operating systems, networks, and software design, especially wireless networks, sensor networks, and embedded systems. Levis heads the Stanford Information Networking Group (SING) and holds the Fletcher Jones Faculty Development Chair. Levis is the author of over 60 peer reviewed papers, several of which have received best paper or most influential paper awards. He has been awarded an NSF CAREER Award and a Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship. Levis co-founded Kumu Networks to commercialize research from SING on full duplex wireless.
Naja Nielsen is a Visiting Scholar with HSTAR at Stanford, as well as Head of TV and Executive Editor of Danish Broadcasting News, an independent provider of news and current affairs via TV, Radio, Mobile and Online. Nielson is the winner of several television awards, and has over 20 years of experience in news media - as a reporter, television presenter, producer, editor and host of political debates. She holds a BA in Journalism from Danmarks Journalisthøjskole, and degrees and certificates in Executive Education, Journalism and Management from
the Kellogg School of Management, Medill School of Journalism, the Stanford Research Institute, and the Wharton Business School.
Shyam Pillalamarri is SVP of Technology and CTO of Samsung, SDS. Prior to Samsung, Pillalamarri co-founded Azul Systems, building fully supported, standards-compliant Java runtime solutions that help enable real time business. Shyam also held management and engineering positions at Nortel Networks and Shasta Networks, ZietNet/Cabletron and Hewlett Packard. Shyam holds a MSCS degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from IIT, Madras, India. He has been granted 12 patents in high performance computing and communications.