AI Hits the Streets: Real-time Mapping with Edge AI

15 Jan

Prof. João Barros, University of Porto, Portugal

External Presentation (External Speaker)

Today’s digital maps fall short of the freshness and precision that software driven auto OEMs, autonomous vehicles, and mobility players need to be able to delight their customers. Long thought to be impossible, real-time mapping is now poised to revolutionise how road information is captured and delivered to the mobility ecosystem. In this talk, we dive deeper into this emerging 6G use case, highlighting the key innovations in crowdsourcing, edge AI and change detection that make real-time mapping not only possible but also affordable and readily available.

About João Barros

An award-winning wireless engineer, academic leader and passionate entrepreneur, João loves to turn complex theorems and algorithms into products and services that can make a real difference in people’s lives. During the 23 years he spent developing new wireless networking and intelligent transportation technologies, João Barros held appointments at Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Universidade do Porto, MIT, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford, while founding two venture-backed startups, Streambolico and Veniam, where he served as CEO until the acquisition by Nexar Inc in 2022.  His work has led to one book, 180 science and technology papers, 22 International patents, and feature articles by NPR, BBC, MIT Technology Review, The Atlantic, and TechCrunch, among others. Prof. Barros is an IEEE Fellow, was awarded two Fulbright scholarships, and served as principal investigator for several national and European projects and has received numerous awards, including the 2010 IEEE Communications Society Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the 2011 IEEE ComSoC and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, CableLabs, Wireless broadband alliance, TU Automotive, and a state-wide best teaching award by the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts. He has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Germany), his undergraduate education in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Universidade do Porto, Portugal and Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany, and a performing arts degree in flute from the Music Conservatory of Porto, Portugal.

 This event will be conducted in English

  • Location: MR-A1 [Ramón] & MR-A2 [Cajal], IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid
  • Organization: IMDEA Networks Institute; IAG Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M)
  • Time: 15:30
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