Asaf Kagan is leading the R&D work at SAIPS (acquired by Ford in 2016) since 2019, working on cutting edge deep learning solutions for autonomous vehicles. Asaf has over 15 years of experience in leading advanced research in the fields of computer vision, machine learning, signal processing and communications, both at startups and large corporations. Prior to his work in the industry, Asaf served 6 years at the elite Israeli intelligence unit 8200, where he has led several teams conducting multidisciplinary research and development. Asaf is a graduate of the prestigious “Psagot” academic program and holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and M.A in Physics from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) as well as M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.