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Chris Gerdes: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series
Join us for a conversation with mechanical engineering Professor Chris Gerdes, director of the Revs Program at Stanford. His laboratory studies how cars move, how humans drive cars and how to design future cars that work cooperatively with the driver or drive themselves.
As one of the world's top experts on autonomous vehicles, Gerdes served as the first Chief Innovation Officer at the United States Department of Transportation. In this role, he worked with Secretary Anthony Foxx to foster a culture of innovation across the department and find ways to support transportation innovation taking place both inside and outside of government. He was part of the team that developed the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy and continues to serve U.S. DOT as Vice Chair of the Federal Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation.
The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is supported by the venture capital firm DFJ.