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Martial Hebert - Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, US

Martial Hebert Martial Hebert

University Professor and Dean | Carnegie Mellon University



Upon joining the CMU faculty, Martial Hebert became part of the Autonomous Land Vehicles program, a precursor of today's research on self-driving vehicles. He performed research on interpreting 3D data from range sensors for obstacle detection, environment modeling and object recognition. For the next three decades, he led major research programs in autonomous systems, including ground and air vehicles, with contributions in the areas of perception for environment understanding and human interaction. Hebert's research primarily centers on computer vision. He has led research on fundamental components, such as scene understanding, object recognition and applying machine learning to computer vision, as well as applications, which include systems that enable older adults and people with disabilities to live more independently.

Areas of Expertise (1)

Robotics/Autonomous Vehicles

Education (3)

University of Paris: Ph.D., Computer Science

University of Paris: M.S., Applied Mathematics

University of Paris: B.S., Mathematics

Media Appearances (1)

Why business and academia need each other for better A.I.

Fortune  online


Still, self-driving cars are years, and possibly decades, from widespread use. The best way to accelerate the needed innovation is cooperation between academics and business, explained Martial Hebert, Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) dean of computer science.

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