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Automotive Sensors webinar series

WMG, Intelligent Vehicles | Webinar Series

Automotive Sensors: The Challenges and Opportunities

Dates throughout 2021 & 2022 | 11.00am - 11.50am | via Microsoft Teams

Would you like to engage with industry leaders, in our free WMG Wednesday Webinars on sensors for automated vehicles?

Bringing together a pool of outstanding industry and academic experts, the webinar series will highlight key challenges and opportunities in the field of perception sensors for Smart Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.

Our agile webinar format will consist of a 50 minute discussion, with plenty of opportunities to interact with experts during the Q&A sessions. Come along and add some new insights to your day in our monthly webinar series through 2021 & 2022.

Register your place now!

Each webinar will be facilitated by Dr Valentina Donzella, and will include a panel of industry experts. The format will follow: Introduction, Panel Discussions and Q&A.

Please see below a full list of webinars in this series - Automotive Sensors: the challenges and opportunities:


Webinar Topic


Industry Experts


LiDAR: Challenges and Opportunities:

- Introduction

- Panel Discussions

- Q&A

11.00 – 11.50

Aidan Browne, ON Semiconductor

Joe Gannicliffe, CSA Catapult


RADAR: Challenges and Opportunities

11.00 – 11.50

Andrew Robertson, NXP

Dr Yi Zhou, JLR


Image Sensors for Automotive

11.00 – 11.50

Darryl Perks, ON Semiconductor

Dr. Bruce RAE, ST Microelectronics


Infrared for Automotive

11.00 – 11.50

Benyi Shi, InfiRay Ltd


Accurate Positioning

11.00 – 11.50

James Lewis, Helix Technologies Ltd


Sensor Data Fusion

11.00 – 11.50

Rick Gentile, MathWorks


Sensor Simulation

11.00 – 11.50

To be announced


Automotive Perception Sensors: when is testing enough?

11.00 – 11.50

To be announced


Automated vehicles: how many sensors?

11.00 – 11.50

To be announced

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Dr Valentina Donzella, Associate Professor, Intelligent Vehicles, WMG, University of Warwick.

Dr Valentina Donzella is an inspiring and award-winning expert in automotive sensors, electronics, optics, silicon photonics, modelling, design and testing. She not only holds a PhD in Modelling, Design and Fabrication of Integrated Optical Amplifiers but has 12 years’ academic and industry experience in photonics and sensors, with over 50 papers published to date. As well as leading the ADAS & HAV Sensor subgroup in AESIN, Dr. Donzella is the director of WMG's MSc and Jaguar Land Rover Degree Apprenticeship and professional programmes in Smart Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, managing a suite of modules in automotive sensors, sensor fusion, automotive embedded system V&V and robustness, machine intelligence, human technology interaction and communications. Dr. Donzella’s remarkable achievements and experience has resulted in receiving a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship on camera sensors (2020-22).

There will be Masterclass courses on offer throughout the year, as part of a series about the opportunities and future potential of various technologies, techniques and systems emerging for the vehicle market.
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