That's right! One day you might buy a car equipped with several autonomous driving features, maybe even door-to-door autonomy, and guess what? A part of me might be driving you around that day. I recently accepted an offer to join the autonomous driving systems team at Bosch's Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto, CA, as a R&D engineer working mostly on methods to plan safe and comfortable maneuvers in difficult traffic scenarios. I'm obviously super excited about this opportunity!
And by the way, I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis yesterday! So, the usual formalities and paperwork aside (which will take a few more months), you can now call me Dr. Persson! This thing has been quite a long time in the making (4 years / 9 months, more than 5 years by the time I get the diploma), so I'm really happy that it's finally done!
If you've noticed that I've been rather absent from Daniweb lately, well, now you know why. There's just been so much to do, between preparing for my defense and making multiple trips for on-site interviews with potential employers over the past few weeks. Of course, it's not over, there are still a lot of busy days ahead, as I'm moving to Silicon Valley in three weeks. Hopefully, when things settle down again, I can start being more active on Daniweb again.