Meet the Innovators Under 35

Jianxiong Xiao, AutoX, Inc.

2017 Innovator Under 35: His company, AutoX, aims to make self-driving cars more accessible

Jianxiong Xiao, CEO, AutoX, Inc.

Jianxiong Xiao (aka Professor X) is the founder and CEO of AutoX, a high-tech startup working on AI software for self-driving vehicles. AutoX's mission is to democratize autonomy and make autonomous driving universally accessible to everyone. Its innovative camera-first self-driving solution costs only a tiny fraction as much as traditional lidar-based approaches. Dr. Xiao has over 10 years of research and engineering experience in computer vision, autonomous driving, and robotics. In particular, he is a pioneer in the fields of 3-D deep learning, RGB-D recognition and mapping, big data, large-scale crowdsourcing, and deep learning for robotics. He received a BEng and MPhil in computer science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2009. He received his PhD from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013.

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Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.