Staff Software Engineer @ Waymo Planning and behavior for Autonomous Trucking. San FranciscoSoftware Development Engineering Intern @ Microsoft Interned with the Windows kernel / refactoring team. Wrote proof of concept code for an unreleased kernel-level tool involving dynamically editing executable code in X86-64 assembly and supporting code in C and C++ From May 2009 to August 2009...
Staff Software Engineer @ Waymo Planning and behavior for Autonomous Trucking. San FranciscoSoftware Development Engineering Intern @ Microsoft Interned with the Windows kernel / refactoring team. Wrote proof of concept code for an unreleased kernel-level tool involving dynamically editing executable code in X86-64 assembly and supporting code in C and C++ From May 2009 to August 2009 (4 months) Software Engineering Intern @ RedZone Robotics Interned working on a team with only one full-time software engineer. Developed code and tools for an unreleased fully autonomous sewer inspection robot in C++ From May 2008 to August 2008 (4 months) Technical Director, AI, Planning & Navigation @ Anki * On-robot AI lead for Vector* Advised company on new (unannounced) project from the earliest stages of ideation through prototyping and demos* Owned behavior systems, character and emotional modeling, navigation, human-robot interaction, and lifelong learning systems through prototyping, production, iteration, ship, and maintenance* Collaborated closely with other engineers -- Cloud, OS / Firmware, Computer Vision, Audio and Animation Pipeline and tools, Controls, and Infrastructure.* Worked across the org with executives, production and product management to prioritize major features. Worked with marketing to participate in marketing events, talks, and fact-check their claims, and helped Analytics to provide deeper product and technical understanding* Grew to directly manage a team of 4 people and technically lead projects involving many more* Continued to contribute code and system architecture From February 2018 to May 2019 (1 year 4 months) AI Lead - Cozmo @ Anki * Worked with character and animation teams to bring robots to life using sensor fusion and AI* Owned behavior, emotion, and interaction systems for autonomous robot-initiated activities and non-app-controlled interactions* Designed and built A* Lattice Planner using motion primitives optimized for character* Built behavioral systems to express robot’s intent and responses to human interaction* Built scalable, performant, and well-tested systems in C++ to handle dozens of interruptions and edge cases* Built parts of the analytics pipeline and built queries (self taught) to understand user and robot behavior, and failure cases in the real world* Maintained a high level of individual contribution while also beginning to manage employees and build out the behavior team From August 2015 to February 2018 (2 years 7 months) AI Lead - Drive and Overdrive @ Anki * One of the first 10 employees to join* Took immediate responsibility for building all of the core infrastructure and algorithms around planning and navigation for Anki Drive* Created a novel anytime planning algorithm based on ARA* to handle dynamic environments with multiple moving obstacles and goals and a complicated state space -- running at 4Hz on an iPhone 4* Built tons of core infrastructure, including fully-reproducible event logging and replay, unit testing, simulation, and more* Worked with a game AI engineer to create a character system that scaled to dozens of different enemy “commanders” who would race and battle against the player with different driving styles* Built and ran most of Anki's key demos, including the company announce demo on stage at the WWDC keynote in 2013 (live debugged a connection drop in front of 6,000 live people and orders of magnitude more online)* Gave tech talks and participated in all aspects of recruiting to help build out the team From May 2012 to August 2015 (3 years 4 months) San FranciscoPhD Student @ Carnegie Mellon University Entered as a PhD student doing research in Path Planning and navigation for both indoor and outdoor robots. Interests included autonomous systems, planning with uncertainty, planning with dynamic obstacles, POMDPs, 3D perception and sensing, and many more.I left with a Master's degree in 2013 to pursue my work at Anki From August 2010 to October 2013 (3 years 3 months)
Staff Software Engineer
Software Development Engineering Intern
May 2009 to August 2009
Software Engineering Intern
May 2008 to August 2008
Technical Director, AI, Planning & Navigation
February 2018 to May 2019
AI Lead - Cozmo
August 2015 to February 2018
AI Lead - Drive and Overdrive
May 2012 to August 2015
Carnegie Mellon University
August 2010 to October 2013
What company does Bradford Neuman work for?
Bradford Neuman works for Waymo
What is Bradford Neuman's role at Waymo?
Bradford Neuman is Staff Software Engineer
What industry does Bradford Neuman work in?
Bradford Neuman works in the Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry.
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