Mr. Ankur Agarwal
Achiever's Success Story
Transforming the future of transportation
The largest economies of the world thrive on transportation. Ankur’s work is transforming the future of transportation by making it safer, sustainable, and effortless. Ankur is a robotics technology leader and a Computer Vision and Deep Learning expert with a decade of experience in the autonomous robotics space. Over his career, he has worked with various robots, from autonomous quadcopters to warehouse robots.
Now at Plus (formerly PlusAI) he works on his largest robots yet, Class 8 trucks! Plus is a leader in the self-driving/ autonomous trucking space, with operations in multiple geographies worldwide.
As an early engineer at Plus and now a seasoned Engineering Manager, Ankur deeply understands autonomous robots and works on various problems. He contributes to Perception and Infrastructure systems, leading a team of engineers and research scientists, working on R&D and execution in this deep-tech space. Ankur has been involved in several high-stakes customers and OEM partnerships around the globe, defining the product and the drive experience. His work as an independent contributor and team lead has directly resulted in the success of these partnerships. He has also been awarded multiple patents for his work.
Ankur received his Bachelor’s in Electronics and Telecommunications from Univeristy of Pune and his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, focusing on Image Processing and Computer Vision. During grad school, he was also a student researcher at USC’s ICT Lab, working on computer graphics and digital avatars.
Ankur is an ardent believer in responsible automation and hopes to continue working on products that bring the latest technologies to market and improve people’s lives. In addition, Ankur regularly mentors newcomers to the field, helping them through university applications and professional career development. He also likes to educate and inspire more people about AI and ML in Robotics.