Shinpei KatoFOUNDER & CTO
Born in Fujisawa, Kanagawa in 1982, Shinpei is the founder and CTO of TIER IV, and a co-founder and chairman of the Autoware Foundation. He also works as an associate professor for the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo.
An internationally renowned expert in computer science, and a pioneer in the evolution of open-source software for autonomous driving technology. Shinpei was an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, from 2012 to 2016, where his team created the world’s first open-source software for autonomous driving technology, Autoware.
He was also a postdoctoral scholar at Keio University, the University of Tokyo, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of California.
He received a distinguished award by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for “Outstanding Contribution to Science and Technology” in 2017.