Ben Firner

Ben Firner received his PhD from Rutgers University's wireless information network laboratory (WINLAB) where he worked on a wireless protocol that allows small wireless sensors to run for more than 10 years on a coin cell battery. Before joining NVIDIA he worked with a startup that used these sensors to create real-time monitoring systems for the laboratory animal care market. Ben is currently working with the rest of the NVIDIA autonomous driving team to create neural networks that approach human level driving ability, with the end goal of making driving a safer and less stressful activity.
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Posts by Ben Firner

Simulation / Modeling / Design

Explaining How End-to-End Deep Learning Steers a Self-Driving Car

As part of our autonomous driving research, NVIDIA has created a deep-learning based system, known as PilotNet, which learns to emulate the behavior of human... 8 MIN READ
Figure 1: NVIDIA's Lincoln MKV self-driving car.
Simulation / Modeling / Design

End-to-End Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars

In a new automotive application, we have used convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to map the raw pixels from a front-facing camera to the steering commands for... 18 MIN READ