SPEAKER

Carrie Bobier-Tiu

Carrie Bobier-Tiu is the Manager of Control, within the Planning and Control team at TRI. She leads the team responsible for the chassis controller, which is a piece of software in the autonomous driving stack that consolidates  input from the upstream subsystems, develops the safety envelopes in which the vehicle must operate, and directs the mechanical acceleration and steering of the vehicle such that safety and performance is maintained. Carrie earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Vehicle Dynamics and Control from Stanford University. During her time at Stanford, Carrie designed and assembled an innovative tank steering system and driver interface for the solar car Solstice, which placed first in its division at the 2005 North American Solar Challenge. As a graduate student, Carrie assisted Professor J. Christian Gerdes in teaching various introductory and advanced vehicle dynamics and control courses. After Stanford, she joined HGST, a Western Digital company, as a Senior Servo Engineer. She designed the track seeking controller for two significant server hard disk drive product lines. She then spent two years as a Senior Researcher at Renault Innovation Silicon Valley where she developed tactical chassis control for autonomous driving. Throughout her career, Carrie has developed a wide range of mechanical engineering expertise including hands-on design and manufacturing, system identification, control system design for mass production, and failure analysis.