Carlo J.T. van de Weijer

1993 …2021

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“With AI moving Data-only to Data-Human-Machine, we aim to use our universities traditional strengths to significantly leverage the huge potential of this next generation AI

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As General Manager of the Eindhoven AI Systems Institute at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Carlo van de Weijer focuses on bringing the potential benefits of AI to the foreground. It is our expectation that the AI technology, as it is to be developed in the upcoming years, will be relevant to all areas of science and engineering: mechanical and electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, chemistry, and more. Furthermore, this AI technology will be crucial for all High Tech Systems such as intelligent machines, autonomous systems, mobility, healthcare equipment, communication, and IoT. Based on that expectation we define the long-term goal of EAISI to be the design of intelligent engineering systems that sense their environment, learn and understand it, and in interaction with humans, reason about which action to take to achieve specified goals.

Academic background

Carlo van de Weijer (1966) has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the TU Eindhoven and a PhD degree with honors from TU in Graz. He carries a broad experience in the automotive industry with a.o. executive positions at Siemens and TomTom. Currently he is managing director of the newly founded Eindhoven AI System Institute EAISI at Eindhoven University of Technology. He advises ministries and industries around the world on the future of mobility and is member of the supervisory board of several high-tech companies and start-ups. He is an international speaker on exponential technology and the future of high-tech, amongst others as faculty member of Silicon Valley based Singularity University. Furthermore, he is a weekly columnist in the leading Dutch financial newspaper.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical engineering


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