I co-founded and am CEO at Wayve, a London-based start-up pioneering end-to-end deep learning algorithms for autonomous driving. We’ve raised over US$44m of funding and our team is the first company to be testing self-driving vehicles in central London. Additionally, I hold a research fellowship at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. I grew up in New Zealand, studied mechatronics engineering at Auckland University, was awarded a Woolf Fisher Scholarship, helped design the algorithms which fly the Skydio drone, before completing a PhD in computer vision and robotics at Cambridge University. My research has appeared at leading computer vision, robotics and machine learning conferences, is the recipient of UK and European awards for scientific impact. I’ve been selected on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s SME Leaders Programme and I’ve been named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 young innovators list. I’m interested in building robots which can learn to do more intelligent things with less data.
News and Media
- March 2021: Sir Richard Branson (an investor in Wayve) published a blog and interview with me.
- March 2021: see my opinion piece in Wired discussing the implications of Embodied AI.
- February 2021: I featured on ARK Invest’s podcast discussing autonomous vehicles powered by end-to-end deep learning.
- March 2020: I was named in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 young innovators list for my work in technology.
- September 2019: My PhD was awarded an ELLIS European PhD Prize and the 2018 BMVA Prize for best PhD Thesis.
- November 2018: After presenting Wayve to a crowd of 15,000 in Lisbon, Portugal, we were named PITCH Champions at WebSummit. See the post-ceremony interview here.
- May 2018: Wayve comes out of stealth and announces the development of end-to-end machine learning for self-driving [techcrunch, reuters]
- February 2018: my PhD thesis was approved after a viva examination by Prof. Andrew Zisserman and Dr. Joan Lasenby
- January 2017: I have been awarded a research fellowship at Trinity College
- December 2016: SegNet was published [techcrunch, fortune, cambridge]