Dr. Xiaodi Hou serves as Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder for TuSimple, an AI startup based in Beijing China and San Diego CA since 2016. TuSimple provides vision based commercially available solution for autonomous truck. With a primary responsibility to streamline the process from academic research to real-world product, Xiaodi designs the TuSimple roadmap, leads TuSimple’s engineering and research team and works closely with customer and partners.Xiaodi has 12 years of experience in computer vision, machine learning, and human psychophysics. His scientific publications have been cited for over 3000 times worldwide. Xiaodi obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Computation and Neural System Department of California Institute of Technology in 2014.