Sanjay Sood is vice president of Highly Automated Driving at HERE. He is tackling one of the most complex technical challenges associated with driverless cars: helping them see around the corner. Sanjay leads the team building the highly precise, machine-readable map that self-driving cars need to position themselves on the road, anticipate what's coming ahead, and ensure passenger comfort. Perfecting the map will be essential in an autonomous future. Before joining HERE, Sanjay held senior positions at YP (formerly AT&T Interactive), leading technology and product development for the consumer vertical. Earlier in his career, Sanjay worked on core algorithms for contextual search applications at Northwestern University's Intelligent Information Laboratory, out of which numerous technology startups were launched. Sanjay holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University and holds 10 patents for his work in machine learning and informational retrieval.