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February 5, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: State Hall #224 | Map
5143 Cass
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Deep Learning and Self Driving Cars


How do self-driving cars work and what are the enabling pieces of technology behind them? Because there is no method to manually program all the possible scenarios a car must be able to handle, artificial intelligence is the solution to many of the challenges of developing an autonomous vehicle.  This presentation will provide an glimpse into of both the “brain” of future self-driving cars and how self-driving cars “think” by providing an introduction to deep learning and demonstrating various methods for perception, path planning, and localization.


Luke Harvey – Manager, Solutions Architect - Autonomous Vehicles at NVIDIA

Luke leads a team of solutions architects at NVIDIA where he works with OEMs, Tier-1s, universities, and autonomous vehicle startups to convert their autonomous vehicle research into production products. At NVIDIA, Luke is responsible for supporting the software stack for the NVIDIA DRIVE artificial intelligence computing platform. Prior to NVIDIA, Luke spent 5 years at Harman as Director of Technical Sales and currently serves on the board of two private technology companies. Luke has a degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University.

For more information about this event, please contact LaNita Stewart at 313-577-2478 or