Paul Newman FREng, FIET, FIEEE is a creator, pioneer and innovator of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.
He is Founder & CTO at Oxbotica, BP Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford, and Founder & Director of the globally renowned Oxford Robotics Institute.
In 1999, Paul set out the fundamentals of the large-scale navigation problem SLAM (simultaneous localisation and mapping) and wrote the most cited paper in the field. He continues to lead the way in AV innovation, having authored 180 papers, garnered 16,000 citations and registered 22 patents.
His pioneering approach to AV technology is being successfully harnessed for real-world application at Oxbotica. The business is currently conducting autonomous trials on the streets of Oxford and London with Addison Lee Group, and has previously achieved the UK’s first autonomous deliveries with CargoPod and Ocado Technology, and a world first in airside AV technology for Heathrow Airport.
Beyond his responsibilities at Oxbotica and the academic world, Paul is a strategic advisor to businesses and organisations at Government level. He currently serves on the UK Government’s Department for Transport Science Advisory Council and is on the BSI Standards Committee for AV technology. In 2015, he was elected a Fellow of the IEEE, the IET and the Royal Academy of Engineering.