Julian Bock, fka GmbH
Julian Bock has completed his Master studies in Computational Engineering Science at RWTH Aachen University in 2014. After his studies, he started as Scientific Engineer and PhD student at the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) at RWTH Aachen University. There, he is working on data-driven safety validation, pedestrian prediction and measurement of naturalistic road user trajectories using drones, which has led to the creation of the inD and highD dataset. Since May 2019, he is manager artificial intelligence. In January 2020, he changed to fka GmbH, again as manager artificial intelligence. There, he is responsible for levelXdata and projects on data-driven safety validation.
Dr. Adrian Zlocki, fka GmbH
Dr. Adrian Zlocki studied automotive engineering at the RWTH -Aachen University. Since 2004 he has been employed as a Scientific Engineer and PhD student at the ADAS department of the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika). Between 2007 and 2010 he led a research group in the field of ADAS development and assessment at ika. He is currently head of fka’s Automated Driving department. He is active in several research activities such as L3Pilot (EU), VVMethoden (Germany), SAE/DIN and HEADSTART (EU).
Robert Krajewski, Institute for Automotive Engineering – RWTH Aachen University
Robert Krajewski completed his Master studies in Electrical Engineering with a major in Computer Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in 2015. As a Scientific Engineer at the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika), within the scope of his doctoral thesis, he focusses on the efficient generation of the trajectory data required for the data-driven safety validation of automated vehicles. He is one of the creators of the inD and highD dataset.
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein, Institute for Automotive Engineering – RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Lutz Eckstein is the director and chair of the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) at RWTH Aachen University. He brings many years of professional experience in the automotive industry. Following completion of his studies in mechanical engineering, including a doctoral degree from the University of Stuttgart, Eckstein worked for ten years in research and development at Daimler AG, followed by five years in a management position at BMW Group in the electrical/electronic area. Since 2010 he is heading the Institute of Automotive Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, the key current research areas of which notably include topics such as automated driving, electromobility, innovative steering concepts and lightweight design. Among his many professional activities, Prof. Eckstein is inventor of more than 80 German and international patents.