Our Team

People Make Self-Driving Possible.

People Make Self-Driving Possible.

Our team is dedicated to each aspect of our technology, from building advanced mapping and data management tools to developing the prediction algorithms that help our self-driving vehicles navigate dense urban areas with confidence.

Self-driving is a hard challenge. Together, we act with the urgency to win while always putting safety first.

As we’ve grown from 3 people to more than 500 in two and a half years, we’ve remained committed to the same collaborative spirit and honest, open dialogue we began with.

Founded on Experience

Argo AI was founded on a deep knowledge of robotics and extensive experience building autonomous technologies for real-world applications. Before starting Argo, our team helped pioneer self-driving technologies at companies such as Google, Uber, and the National Robotics Engineering Center.

With a shared vision to combine the safety and manufacturing expertise of proven automakers with the technical know-how of a talented self-driving team, our co-founders, Bryan and Peter, came together to bring this technology to the world at scale.

Bryan Salesky

Bryan Salesky

Chief Executive Officer

Brett Browning

Peter Rander

President

Cynthia Kwon

Cynthia Kwon

Director, Strategy and Corporate Partnerships

Summer Fowler

Summer Craze Fowler

Chief Information Officer

Brett Browning

Brett Browning

Vice President, Robotics

Kate Kozlowski

Kate Kozlowski

General Counsel

Designing for Scale

City-Specific Development

We believe solutions of this scale come from partnering closely with automakers and testing our fleet in multiple cities — to gain as much driving experience across as many diverse driving conditions as possible. Today, we’re testing our self-driving cars in five U.S. cities — Pittsburgh, Miami, Detroit, Palo Alto, and Washington, D.C — and will soon begin mapping roads in a sixth city, Austin.

Our team is focused on this core challenge: every city has unique road user behavior, traffic management infrastructure and laws or regulations. It’s only by driving in these challenging environments every day that we’re able to teach our self-driving platform to safely handle a wide range of scenarios.

 

From Steel Town to Silicon Valley

From Steel Town to Silicon Valley

Our headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA, a city long known for its builders and doers and, more recently, its pioneering role in the research and development of self-driving technology. From there, we’ve expanded our reach to capture top talent in Detroit, Central New Jersey, Palo Alto, Miami, and Washington, DC.

Every city has unique challenges, whether it’s a shortage of public infrastructure or a different transportation obstacle. It’s important that we work together to find the right solutions for each, that we’re realistic about what this technology can do, and that we’re plugging into a viable, big-picture model.

– Bryan, CEO

University Partners

University Partners

To stay at the forefront of advancements in machine learning and computer vision, we’ve partnered with world-class faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Meet our staff scientists.

Deva Ramanan

Principal Scientist, Argo AI, and Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Simon Lucey

Principal Scientist, Argo AI, and Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

James Hays

Principal Scientist, Argo AI, and Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

In June 2019, we pledged $15 million over five years to fund the Carnegie Mellon University Argo AI Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research. The Center is staffed by a team of five world-renowned faculty leaders and supports graduate students conducting self-driving technology research. 

In the same month, we released Argoverse, a large public data collection with HD maps, to support academic research into 3D object tracking and motion forecasting. 

Automotive Partners

Automotive Partners

Ford and Volkswagen

We’re working with leading automakers Ford and Volkswagen to safely bring self-driving cars to city streets. Both automakers are independently integrating Argo’s self-driving system into purpose-built vehicles.

 

What’s Next For Argo?

We’re actively seeking additional partnerships with automakers that are committed to working hand-in-hand with our team to fully integrate self-driving technology into their vehicles.

We look for a fit that aligns with our mission and values, and the kind of product we’ve set out to make. The real magic comes in working hand-in-hand to build technology that’s safe — and that people trust, enjoy, and look forward to using.

Peter Rander, President

Interested in knowing more?

Read about our university relations and automotive partnerships.

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