WSU Department of Computer Science Graduate Seminar ~ Dr. Siddhesh Shinde
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Rise of AI and its Applications in Autonomous Driving
Dr. Siddhesh Shinde, Ph.D.
Lead Data Scientist at Aptiv
February 9, 2021
11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The rise in AI in the past few decades is fueled by our improved ability to store large amounts of data, faster processing of large quantities of data, and major advances in algorithms. One particular suite of algorithms that have become more popular than others is Neural Networks (NN). In the first, among three parts of this talk, we will explore the reason for the widespread applicability of NNs. More specifically, understand the notion of NNs as generalized non-linear function approximators. In the second part, we will touch
upon an interesting, real-world ML application, and in the third and final section, look at the more specific applications in the field of autonomous driving. Since AI in autonomous driving is a fairly vast subject, we will focus on understanding the difference between the two major paradigms being pursued in this field: the modular perception-planning-action pipeline, and End2End systems.
Dr. Siddhesh Shinde is the Lead Data Scientist at Aptiv’s Troy, Michigan facility, in their Simulation, Methods, and Tools Department. In his current role he leads a team of developers in building tools and methods that improve the autonomous driving software development process. Dr. Shinde’s team leverages high-performance computing and machine learning (ML) to solve challenging problems faced by the autonomous driving community at scale. His other research interests include data-driven modeling, applications of ML in computational fluid dynamics, and distributed computing. Dr. Shinde received his joint PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Scientific Computing and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai, India.