Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Edwin Olson is the Director of the APRIL Robotics Laboratory in the Computer Science department at the University of Michigan. He is the winner of the 2010 MAGIC Robotics Competition, a DARPA Young Faculty award, and Popular Science’s Brilliant 10. He was a principle investigator on Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle program and the Co-Director of Autonomous Driving for Toyota Research Institute. In addition to his active research program at the University of Michigan, he is CEO of May Mobility, an Ann Arbor startup developing autonomous vehicles.
Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, MIT, 2008. Masters of Engineering (2001) and Bachelor of Science (2000) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT. Research Interests: Finding ways for robots to sense and understand their environment while coping with uncertainty and ambiguity, multi-autonomous systems.