Inaugural Lecture on Autonomous, self-driving cars by Cornell professor

Event date: 25/11/2020

We invite you to participate in the VinUniversity-Cornell Distinguished Lecture Series featuring a series of talks by researchers and academics from Cornell University, who have had and continue to have significant influence in the advancement of their discipline, and whose vision and achievements in research, teaching and their engagement with industry have been deeply influential in setting the research agenda in their fields.

Lectures are online and free to all those who register in advance!

Inaugural Lecture:Autonomous, self-driving cars: history, technology, challenges and what the future holds!”


Mark Campbell

John A. Mellowes ‘60 Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Cornell College of Engineering
See the detailed biography at Cornell Engineering faculty’s page.



Time: Wednesday, Nov 25, 5-6 pm

Introduction by Dr. Do Tho Truong, Assistant Professor, VinUniversity.

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Abstract: Autonomous, self-driving cars have the potential to impact society in many ways, including taxi/bus service; shipping and delivery; and commuting to/from work. This talk will give an overview of the history, technological work to date and challenges, and potential future impact of self-driving cars. A key challenge is the ability to perceive the environment from the cars sensors, i.e. how can a car convert pixels from a camera, to knowledge of a scene with cars, cyclist, and pedestrians. Videos, examples, and insights will be given of Cornell’s autonomous car, as well as key performers such as Google/Waymo and car companies. We can then hypothesize together of how our future will look as this amazing technology continues to unfold!

We hope that you will join us in the spirit of scientific pursuit and innovation to lay the foundation for advancements in transportation technology.

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