Alex is a physicist who loves tackling tough technological challenges involving machine learning. For the past five years, Alex has been working on autonomous vehicles at Motional (previously called nuTonomy) and Cruise. He initially developed novel lidar detection algorithms before becoming a leader managing teams tackling perception and prediction problems in self driving. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute. Alex received his Ph.D. in physics from Boston University and a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin.