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17th June 2020 - 11:59 pm
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Platform: Zoom. Event link and password will be sent to registered attendees.
Speaker: Isabella Panella, Senior Manager, Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Pre-Development, Jaguar Land Rover

Isabella will share her personal journey and experiences working as a researcher on autonomous vehicles and AI/ Machine Learning in a very male dominated sector, alongside the challenges of working on her PhD part-time in parallel. Her passion for unmanned system has led to her role in industry at Jaguar Land Rover, where she is currently responsible for the in-house software development for autonomous driving systems. As well as Isabella’s presentation, there will be dedicated time for Q&A and conversation with attendees.

Speaker bio:
She graduated with 1st class honours in Aerospace Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of technology and has a Masters in Business and Administration (MBA) from Cranfield University.
Her career started as a Flight Control Systems engineer, working for QinetiQ plc. Her work led to work on military platforms and she spent 11 years of her career working on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) in a variety of roles. She then moved to Rolls-Royce plc, where she worked on new engine development, IoT, Big Data, and Integrated Vehicle Health Management. She was then heading up the global systems team for UTC Aerospace Systems and responsible to sign off Systems Document for the certification of primary and secondary flight control system.


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