To Inspire. To Be Inspired. – 30 Stories on HKUST Faculty, Alumni and Students

During his childhood in Chaozhou, an Eastern-Chinese city, Xiao’s family did not have much in the way of finances, but he was fascinated by computers. Reading books about them, he couldn’t believe some machines could encode knowledge, logic, and reason. He didn’t have a computer but drew a keyboard on a sheet of paper and learned to touch-type. It was only natural that Xiao chose to study Engineering and Computer Science at HKUST. Soft-spoken, his quiet demeanor belies his fiery focus and resourcefulness. His steely But to understand how Professor X has managed to steer driverless cars off the page and onto the road, you have to look at his background. Hailing from over 10 years of research and engineering experience across computer vision, autonomous driving, and robotics, Professor X has also been a leader in the fields of 3D deep learning, big data, RGD-D recognition and mapping, large-scale crowdsourcing, and deep learning for robotics. That broad spectrum of skills and expertise culminated in his work at AutoX and is supported by his personal story of determination. Our mission is to accelerate the advent of fully driverless cars. Self-driving cars are going to completely revolutionize the auto industry and how everyone moves around the world. This is one of the biggest challenges and opportunities of our generation.