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    Dave Ferguson

    Co-Founder & President

    Dave Ferguson is the co-founder and president of Nuro.
    Dave has worked on robotics and machine learning for over 20 years. Before founding Nuro, Dave was a principal engineer on Google’s self-driving program, now known as Waymo, where he built and led the computer vision, machine learning, behavior prediction, and scene understanding teams. He also led the planning group for Carnegie Mellon University’s team that won the DARPA Urban Grand Challenge in 2007. One of his algorithms is used for long-range autonomy on NASA’s Mars Rovers. He also previously conducted robotics research at Intel and developed machine learning trading strategies at Two Sigma, an investment firm.

    Dave holds an MS and PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Otago. He holds over 100 patents and has published over 60 academic papers.