Rakesh Gupta is currently working as Director of Autonomous Driving at SAIC USA, where he built the US automonous driving department from scratch to 30+. He leads the building of AD stack and deployment in a US university campus and has a strategic role in setting US startegy, working with partners, startups and universities. He is also a member of SAIC Capital VC investment decision committee. Previously he was Principal Computer Scientist with the Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. in Mountain View, California. at Honda, he worked on projects related to Autonomous driving, with a focus on path planning, and decision making based on sensor information. His areas of interest include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Knowledge Discovery. His earlier work has been in areas of Spoken Dialog, Distributed Knowledge Capture, Localization and Mapping, Geometric Modeling and Computer Vision. Prior to joining Honda, he worked with the Graphics and Modeling group at Schlumberger in Austin, Texas.
He received his Ph.D. from MIT in September 1995. His thesis research was on Multimodal Virtual Environments incorporating visual, haptics with force feedback, and auditory modes. At MIT, he managed the software design and implementation for Officer of the Deck Project for training Navy pilots. Previously, Rakesh did his B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India followed by Masters at MIT.View My Projects