Larry Jackel is an Autonomous Driving Consultant at NVIDIA. From 2007 to 2015 he was consultant to DARPA. From 2003-2007 he was a DARPA Program Manager in the IPTO and TTO offices where he conceived and managed programs in Universal Network-Based Document Storage and in Autonomous Ground Robot navigation and Locomotion. For most of his scientific career Jackel was a manager and researcher in Bell Labs and then AT&T Labs. He has created and managed research groups in Microscience and Microfabrication, in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, and in Carrier-Scale Telecom Services. Members of Jackel’s department at Bell Labs developed and refined Convolutional Neural Nets and Support Vector Machines. Jackel holds a PhD in Experimental Physics from Cornell University with a thesis in superconducting electronics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the IEEE.