Founder & CEO
Nikhil Naikal

As the founding CEO of mapper, Dr. Nikhil Naikal has recruited a skilled team of scientists, engineers, and designers inspired to build the next generation of high precision machine maps that are crucial to the success of self-driving vehicles.

He developed his passion for mapping while working with CMU’s Tartan Racing team that won the DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007 and honed his expertise in high-precision navigation while working at Bosch Research and subsequently at Flyby Media, which was acquired by Apple in 2015.


Founder & CTO
Alonso Patron

Dr. Alonso Patron Perez is a founder and CTO at mapper, where he leads a team of computer vision and machine learning experts in developing a scalable machine mapping solution for fully and semi-autonomous vehicles.

Prior to mapper, his focus was on 3D reconstruction, augmented reality, structured learning, and SLAM through cutting edge technology projects at Flyby Media, and Google’s Project Tango.


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