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Boris Sofman

Head of Engineering for Trucking, Waymo Via

Boris Sofman is an Engineering Director leading trucking at Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. Boris leads a team that builds on Waymo’s technical foundations and experience to pursue the tremendous opportunities in trucking. Prior to Waymo, Boris was the co-founder and CEO of Anki where he and the team sought to bring technologies from robotics and AI into mass-market consumer products. Anki developed various entertainment products and shipped over 3.5 million robots and devices around the world. Previously, he also worked on off-road autonomous vehicles and ways to leverage machine learning approaches to improve navigational capabilities in real-time. Boris holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.

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