Plenary Panel
Future Directions on In-cabin Sensing Technology: Challenges and Opportunities”

Hadj Hamma Tadjine

Business Director
IAV GmbH, Berlin, Germany

He (Senior Member, IEEE) received the PhD degree in computer science from the Clausthal University of Technology, Clausthal, Germany. From 2000 to 2004, he was an Assistant Professor at the Clausthal University of Technology and from 2004 to 2006, at the CUTEC Institute GmbH, Clausthal, Germany. From 2006 to 2008, he was responsible for advanced driver assistance systems at Hella Aglaia, Berlin, Germany. From 2008 to 2010, he was responsible for advanced driver assistance systems and parking assistance systems at IAV GmbH, Berlin. Currently, he is the Businesses Director for technical strategy in the area of intelligent driving systems. He has a track record of fundamental research on these topics documented by numerous publications by IEEE, VDI, and SAE. He is the editor and editor in chief of different international journals.

His research interests are primarily in the area of autonomous driving and intelligent transportation systems. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Germany and the chair of   IEEE ITSS German Chapter.

Robert Gee

Senior Manager Portfolio Development, Telematics & V2X
Architecture and Networking Business Area
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.


Spanning more than 30 years, Robert’s experience includes IBM, Loral, Motorola, and other leading companies in military and commercial communications systems, space and terrestrial technologies, and secure government communications for dozens of countries. A television Emmy Award recipient for his work as a producer for CNN, Robert successfully pioneered the modern contracting approach for citizen photojournalists with a CNN-estimated syndication audience at one time of over 1 billion viewers. At Continental, Robert has over 20 issued patents and leads connectivity strategy and innovation.

Tim Leinmüller

Head of Department
Corporate R&D / DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH

He is heading DENSO’s European fundamental technology R&D department. His group is responsible for R&D in the domains of cybersecurity, microcontrollers, in-vehicle networks, and wireless communication. Tim is responsible for DENSO’s involvement in the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), where he is an elected member of the board since 2018, and elected chair of WG1 since 2019. Furthermore, he is representing DENSO in connectivity and CCAM (cooperative, connected and automated mobility) related activities in ETSI, CLEPA, ERTRAC,  VDA, the CCAM Partnership, and the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA). In total, Tim is working in the connected vehicles domain for more than 15 years. He is/has been serving in related organizations in multiple positions, amongst others as member of the technical committee and as chair of the architecture working group in the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC). 

He received his joint-degree in Electrical Engineering from ENST-Paris and University of Stuttgart in 2003. From 2003 to 2007 he was with DaimlerChrysler AG Group Research and Advanced Engineering. During that time, he was involved in multiple European research projects such as OverDRIVE, Ambient Networks, and Sevecom. He also contributed to the IETF NEMO (Network Mobility) WG.

In 2007 Tim joined DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH. He was responsible for EU V2X communication R&D and engineering activities, (co-)authored multiple publications, managed DENSO’s participation in multiple R&D projects, and served as advisory board member in several public funded projects. He established DENSO’s participations in V2X communication related organizations such as ETSI and 5GAA.

Jonathan Petit

Director Of Engineering

Dr. Jonathan Petit is Director, Engineering at Qualcomm, where he leads the research in AI and Connected Automated Vehicles Security. Jonathan is one of the pioneers in cybersecurity of automated vehicles, demonstrating system vulnerabilities and developing security solutions. He was the first to demonstrate attacks on camera and LIDAR. His recent research on V2X misbehavior protection has been integrated in products and standards. Nowadays, Jonathan’s research focuses on Automated Driving and Artificial Intelligence security. Jonathan also participates in standardization efforts in ISO, SAE, CEN/CENELEC and ETSI. Jonathan holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Paul Sabatier University Toulouse 3, France.