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Assaf Biderman

Assaf Biderman is an entrepreneur, author, and technology inventor. He is founder and CEO of Superpedestrian, a robotics company that develops platforms of small electric vehicles for shared use. An advocate of multi-modal transportation as a solution for de-congesting cities, Assaf has been developing new mobility solutions since 2006 – from ride sharing algorithms to new types of vehicles. Together with the team at Superpedestrian, Assaf has developed fleets of scooters, e-bikes and other micro-vehicles with autonomous-maintenance capabilities and active-safety systems that enable much safer, cost effective shared mobility services.

Assaf is also the Associate Director and founding member the MIT Senseable City Lab, a research group which develops technologies in big data, machine learning and robotics aimed at improving livability in cities. He had supervised research in areas of urban sensing, data fusion and urban transportation, and also lead the lab partnership initiatives with cities and the private sector.

Assaf has a background in physics, and design. He holds over 150 patents and publications, and has been honored with multiple international awards including the Red Dot Luminary, Time Magazine, Thomas Edison, and James Dyson awards.