Dr. Justyna Zander joined NVIDIA in late 2016 to work on autonomous driving and AI. In 2018, she was listed at Business Insider’s annual list of the Most Powerful Women Engineers. In 2017, she won SWE Emerging Leader Award (for earning international recognition for breakthrough work in computer science and engineering; and for dedication to exploring the impact of computational technology advances on society).
In 2016, she was a Software Architect and Technology Lead in autonomous driving at Intel. Before, she spent over a year working on self-driving cars, ADAS, and functional safety as a senior consultant in Germany. She engaged with Fortune 500 companies including most prestigious automotive OEMs. Earlier, she was representing MathWorks, Inc. as a team lead running a project on Smart Emergency Response System 2013-2015, a US White House initiative. Before, she spent three years as a postdoctoral research scientist at Harvard University and seven years as a senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany.
She holds PhD, MSc, and two BSc degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
Her expertise includes modeling, simulation, mapping, deep learning, validation and verification, functional safety, computing platforms, and rapid prototyping with worldwide operations focus.
She holds 7 patents, 12 patent applications at USPTO, coauthored over 40 publications, 3 books, and was cited nearly 1000 times. Recognized internationally with countless awards (IEEE, European Union, NIST, SWE, SAE, Falling Walls, etc). Regularly serves as a technical committee member for more than 50 journals and conferences. Advises government strategy and research roadmaps; invited by NSF, EU Commission, national councils; member of Steering Committees.
Founder, entrepreneur, public speaker, inventor, and an established scientist. She also graduated from Singularity University, Mountain View, CA, USA in a program on exponentially-growing technologies.
In short: Technology director. Initiatives leader and team lead for large high-tech geographically-distributed systems. Public speaker, author, inventor, flexible, intense, passionate. Personality biased toward creating solutions