UK-Centred Perception Sensors Technology Strategy Workshop

3rd August 2021
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Date(s) - 03/08/2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This interactive, virtual workshop is the first in a series of meetings to develop the UK’s perception sensors technology strategy.

AESIN, CSA Catapult and WMG would like to collaborate with professionals who have an interest in developing and deploying perception sensors for automotive applications, but who are also looking to reach wider markets. We would like to invite end-users, system integrators, sensors developers and applications specialists to attend.

This session will inform the development of a strategic plan to strengthen the UK supply chain and drive forward innovative products for perception sensors (primarily for the automotive market as well as additional markets such as aerospace, agritech, urban mobility and subsea).

The workshop will discuss:

  • UK strategy and initial road mapping
  • End-user challenges and opportunities
  • Supply chain roadmaps and support
  • Verification and Validation needs related to market standards

Speaker information and agenda announced soon.

Please note: this workshop will be recorded.

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Event speakers: 

Sensors workshop

Dr Valentina Donzella – Associate Professor, SCAV MSc Leader, WMG

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 achievements and experience has resulted in receiving a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship on camera sensors (2020-22).

Sensors workshop speaker

Gunwant Dhadyalla – Chief Engineer, WMG

Gunwant is currently Chief Engineer at WMG, University of Warwick leading the initiative to grow UK capability in Intelligent Vehicles. He is also co-chair of the AESIN ADAS and Highly Automated Vehicles work group. Gunwant graduated from Imperial College, London and has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. His track record includes working with both OEMs and tier 1 suppliers. He has won and delivered several collaborative R&D projects in the area of system V&V on behalf of WMG including INTACT, SAVVY, UKCITE, VVIL and CAVinSE. His current interests include robust design and validation of embedded systems, simulation-based test techniques applied to model, software and hardware-in-the-loop, sensor simulation, and supporting the development of UK’s sensors manufacturing capability through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Sensors workshop speaker

Mark Goossens – Business Development Manager – Photonics, CSA Catapult

Mark is the Business Development Manager for Photonics at the CSA Catapult, a not-for-profit RTO with a mission to support application and product development for photonics technologies.

Mark completed his PhD in 2005 and worked for 10 years in industry before joining the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics in 2014, to support the development and commercialisation of UK photonics for novel applications. He joined Chromacity Ltd as their Sales Director in 2016 to develop the ultrafast laser and OPO business, before joining the Catapult in 2018, helping drive the UK’s commercialisation of innovative and novel technologies.

Paul Jarvie Speaker

Paul Jarvie – AESIN Director, TechWorks

Paul Jarvie received the BSc degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of the West of Scotland in 1985. He had 16 Years experience with NEC Semiconductors in Product Engineering for DRAM Memory devices followed by 3 Years with NXP Semiconductors TV Systems Innovation Centre in Southampton.

He joined Techworks in 2005 and led the Electronic Product/Test and Power Electronics Networks for over 7 Years and is currently the AESIN (Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network) Director engaging across the electronics supply chain of Automotive. He is also co-Chair of the SEMI GAAC (Global Automotive Advisory Council).