Founder and CEO, AutoX Inc.
Jianxiong Xiao (a.k.a., Professor X) is the Founder and CEO of AutoX Inc., a high-tech company working on self-driving vehicles. AutoX's mission is to democratize autonomy and enable autonomous driving to improve everyone's lives. Dr. Xiao has over ten years of research and engineering experience in Computer Vision, Autonomous Driving and Robotics. In particular, he is a pioneer in the fields of 3D Deep Learning, RGB-D Recognition and Mapping, Big Data, Large-scale Crowdsourcing and Deep Learning for Robotics.
Mr. Xiao received a Bachelor of Engineering degree and Master of Philosophy degree in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2009. He received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013. He was an Assistant Professor at Princeton University and was the founding director of the Princeton Computer Vision and Robotics Labs from 2013 to 2016. His work received the Best Student Paper Award at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) in 2012 and the Google Research Best Papers Award for 2012, and has appeared in the press. He was awarded the Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Computer Vision in 2012, the MIT CSW Best Research Award in 2011, NSF/Intel VEC Research Award in 2016, and two Google Faculty Awards in 2014 and in 2015 respectively. He co-led the MIT+Princeton joint team to participate in the Amazon Picking Challenge in 2016, and won 3rd and 4th place worldwide. He was named one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2017, and one of the 12 most promising entrepreneurs to keep an eye on in 2018 by Next Visionaries.