Alberto Broggi is the General Manager at VisLab srl (a spinoff of the University of Parma, acquired by Ambarella, Inc. in 2015) and a professor of computer engineering at the University of Parma in Italy.  Widely considered a leading pioneer in the use of machine vision for automotive applications, Broggi has been actively engaged in autonomous driving research and development for over twenty-five years.  He is both an IEEE and IAPR Fellow, was awarded two European Research Council (ERC) recognitions for his contributions to the development of perception for autonomous driving, and in 2017 was honored with the IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies “for leadership in vehicular environmental perception, and for setting worldwide milestones in safe and reliable intelligent vehicles.”  In 2018, Popular Mechanics called Broggi’s patent for a self-driving car one of the “15 Patents That Changed the World.”