After 20 years at Daimler R&D, Prof. Dr. Dariu Gavrila, recently moved back to academia to head up the Intelligent Vehicles and Cognitive Robotics section at TU Delft.
Over his career Prof. Gavrila has focused on visual systems for detecting humans and their activity, with application to intelligent vehicles, smart surveillance and social robotics. He led the multi-year pedestrian detection research effort at Daimler, which was incorporated in the Mercedes-Benz S-, E-, and C-Class models (2013-2014). He is frequently cited in the scientific literature and received the I/O 2007 Award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Application Award 2014. His personal Website is www.gavrila.net