SAE 2013 Electronic Systems for Vehicle Propulsion and Intelligent Vehicle Systems Symposium

An SAE ConvergenceĀ® Program

September 17-18, 2013

Troy, Michigan, USA

Troy Marriott


Patrick Leteinturier Patrick Leteinturier
Fellow Automotive Powertrain Systems
Infineon Technologies AG

"The ESVP track offers attendees the opportunity to find solutions to issues most pressing in systems engineering for electronics in propulsion. In two days the topics of mechatronics, power efficiency, system trade-off analysis, hybridization of propulsion systems, and electronic componentry are addressed. Compared to other conferences that have more infomercial based presentations, attendees will gain technical understanding, application overviews and lessons learned from experts with experience and knowledge on the elements that critical to success." -Patrick Leteinturier

Patrick Leteinturier has 23 years of experience in automotive electronics. He started his career working at Lucas (UK) and SAGEM (France) developing powertrain electronic systems for PSA and Renault. He is working since 1997 at Infineon Technologies AG (Germany). He is currently responsible for system architecture of silicon products (silicon sensors, microcontrollers, silicon smart powers, and power modules) for Engine, Transmission and xEV applications.

A member of SAE International since 1998, Mr. Leteinturier received the SAE International Forest R. McFarland Award (2008). In 2010, he was named an SAE International Fellow. Mr. Leteinturier is currently SAE director and member of the Engineering Meeting Board. In addition, Mr. Leteinturier is Guest Professor Tianjin University in China (since 2006).

Mr. Leteinturier received his Mechanical Engineering degree from ENSAM: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers (France) in 1987, his Master of Advanced Studies in Internal Combustion Engines (DEA) at the University Paris 6 (France), and his Electric & Electronic Engineering degree from ESE: Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité (France) in 1990.

Bernard Challen Bernard Challen
Shoreham Services

Bernard is an Engineering Consultant, working with clients around the world, operating mainly in the automotive industry sector. He works in a range of technology areas including internal combustion engine design, development and application; automotive electronics and technical considerations in the detailed areas of noise and vibration, both powertrain and complete vehicle, instrumentation, measurement and control and CAE technical development and implementation policy. He is an advocate of modern systems engineering and mathematical modelling.

He is professionally active with various technical societies, including the IMechE and SAE. A Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and was elected a Fellow of SAE in 1997 and he recently completed three years' service as an SAE Director. He was awarded the SAE Medal of Honor in 2008 and was the inaugural recipient of the Ralph Hillquist NVH Career Achievement Award in 2013. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in the Principles of Engineering Design at the University of Sussex. He has written numerous papers on noise and vibration, engine control and related matters.

Mark Zachos Mark Zachos
Founder & President
DG Technologies, Inc.

"The value proposition for investing time to attend this event will be large and measurable. The attendee will not only learn about technical items related to his/her job, they will also benefit from forming personal relationships with industry experts. Those relationships will have direct effects on personal productivity and creativeness because they provide one with a communications network of reflective thinking individuals and problem solving resources." - Mark Zachos

Mr. Zachos has over 30 years of engineering experience in vehicle electronics and diagnostics systems and holds several patents on vehicle communications technology. Mark is a US delegate to the International Standards Organization (ISO) Road Vehicle Standards Working Group, is a member of TMC, IEEE, and has been very active in SAE Technical Committee work for 25 years. He is the Chairman for several technical standards SAE Task Forces with direct involvement with standards development for over 20 technical light and heavy-duty vehicle standards. He is a co-Organizer for several SAE events related to intelligent vehicles and communications. Mr. Zachos presented the Buckendale Lecture at a recent SAE event and has authored many technical papers presented at TMC, NDIA, IEEE, SAE and other international technical conferences.

Mark earned a BEEE from The University of Michigan and an MSEE from the University of Detroit. He is an Instructor for the SAE Professional Development and also an adjunct faculty member at The University of Michigan-Dearborn. Mr. Zachos is a recipient of several industry Awards including the SAE Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award, the SAE McFarland award for contributions to supporting Engineering Meetings and the IEEE Goodman Award for best paper. He was elected to the SAE International's Board of Directors in 2010.

Scott McCormick Scott McCormick
Connected Vehicle Trade Association

"The IVS track brings together experts in the application of vehicle electronics for safety, ITS applications, ADAS, the mobile internet and power system architectures in one two-day track. Timely assessment of security issues, video technology and the convergence of a system of systems are addressed in depth. While many other conferences offer status updates of pilots and implementations, and sponsored advertorial speakers, this event brings substantive knowledge and guidance to many technical aspects of intelligent vehicles." - Scott McCormick

Scott has degrees in Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a Master's in Business Administration, and Doctoral Research in Artificial Intelligence. Prior to being the President of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, Scott was the Executive Director of the Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration, a nonprofit research organization of the world's largest automakers. Scott is a former Advisor to the United States National Science Foundation and the Industrial Sector Representative to the US Federal Laboratories Technology Transfer Consortium. He is as a Member of the Steering Committee to the Joint Commercial-Military Technology Transfer Committee. He is a member of Advisory Board of University of California, Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC).

In March 2012, Scott was appointed by the United States Congress to advise the Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to the study, development, and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Karina Morley Karina Morley
Director, Government Affairs
Magna Powertrain

Karina Morley serves as director of government affairs for Magna Powertrain, a leading automotive Tier 1. She is responsible for identifying new state and federal opportunities to expand the technology offering within Magna Powertrain and managing all grants received from the government. Prior to this position, she was within Magna E-Car responsible for sales, internal and external marketing, intellectual property, functional safety, quality and IT.

Karina Morley has 29 years of experience in electrical engineering, manufacturing, quality, business planning, customer sales, and other business operations.

Prior to joining Magna E-car, she served as global vice president, control and electronics engineering for Ricardo - one of the world's foremost independent vehicle engineering consulting companies. A member of the company's executive team, she was responsible for managing and growing the company's electronic engineering activities. Her role included leading a global organization for all hardware, software, algorithm and battery, and Hybrid and Electric Vehicle initiatives and serves on the US Ricardo board.

Prior to joining Ricardo, she served as global director for powertrain electronics at Visteon Corporation. She worked at Ford Motor Company and Visteon for 18 years over multiple electronic areas of the vehicle, e.g. powertrain, audio, instrument clusters, speed control, chassis controls and climate controls. During the time at Ford, she worked in the United Kingdom for 4 years in management positions.

Prior to joining Ford Motor Company, Karina worked at Chrysler Corporation as an electronic engineer in audio systems and electromagnetic compatibility design.

Karina earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan. She also earned a Master of Business Administration in International Business at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Linda Senigaglia Linda Senigaglia
Senior Director of Product Marketing
Navigation Solutions

"The Cyber Security of Vehicle Connectivity Track is an area of interest to everyone in the automotive ecosystem, and is an area that I am personally passionate about. Attending the IVS tracks proves to be an invaluable place to meet like-minded technologists and innovators. It is an absolute must to be at these events to maintain your relevance in the industry and talk to piers about ways you can impact the market together." - Linda Senigaglia, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Navigation Solutions, a Hertz Company

Linda Senigaglia brings a fresh perspective to the complexities of location based services and telematics. She is an accomplished executive with expertise from serving in key business development, product marketing, product management, and sales positions with leading companies in the ecosystem and value chain, such as Nokia, Magellan, TeleNav, iGo™ , and Navigation Solutions, a Hertz company. Linda utilizes her understanding of location based services, telematics, consumer electronics, and competitive market intelligence to develop strategic business partnerships, and create and execute successful growth strategies for Hertz corporate accounts.

Linda serves the Connected Vehicle Trade Association as the Director of Member Marketing; CommNexus as a Co-chair of the Location Based Services Special Interest Group; EvoNexus as a Mentor, and the SAE as an Intelligent Vehicle Systems Committee Member.

Laura Marlino Laura Marlino
Director, Vehicle Electrification Partnerships
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

"This year's program at the SAE 2013 Convergence of Systems Symposium (EVSP and IVS) will bring technical expertise together from a broad spectrum of the automotive community. The conference will enable a platform for unique presentations on issues common to industry and academia from representatives around the globe. OEMs, Tier 1 and 2 suppliers as well as university representatives and National Laboratory researchers will have an opportunity to interact-each bringing their unique perspectives and insights, with a unified goal to advance these critically important technologies. It promises to be an exciting opportunity to participate and learn about a variety of subjects from a diverse field of experts." -Laura Marlino

Ms. Marlino has over 25 years of experience in engineering in industrial, manufacturing, government and R&D environments. She has worked as an analog design engineer with Teledyne Camera Systems in California, as a digital design engineer with Honeywell Aerospace and Marine in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a front end mixed signal designer with ASIC International, and as both a researcher and manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Her tenure at ORNL has involved work in the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery group where she has been involved with activities with the Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program and USCAR to promote vehicle electrification within the US. During this time she has been heavily involved with forging partnerships with industry to accelerate next generation vehicular power electronics and electric motor technologies to the marketplace.

She is currently becoming more involved in area of wide bandgap semiconductor devices, exploring their development and use for clean energy functions.

Laura served in the USAF where she received training as an electronics technician. Following her tour of duty she obtained her bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of New Mexico and her Master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. She is active in technical organizations, has served on a variety of conference committees, both domestic and international, has authored numerous papers and holds multiple patents.

Wensi Jin Wensi Jin
Automotive Industry Manager

Wensi Jin is Automotive Industry Manager at MathWorks, responsible for strategic planning and technology rollout. His focus is to foster industry adoption of Model-Based Design and MathWorks tools. Prior to joining MathWorks, he worked on real-time simulation and hardware in-the-loop test systems, first as an applications engineer then as a business development manager. He also worked as a development engineer on automatic transmissions control systems at General Motors Powertrain. Wensi holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Christopher (Chris) A. Lupini Christopher (Chris) A. Lupini
Staff Research Engineer
Delphi Corporation

"IVS is integral to the future of vehicle electronics and will provide the consumer with new features and conveniences. It will also allow higher levels of safety and information to the driver. This year's conference brings together a powerful group of technical experts with broad backgrounds to give valuable insight into the technologies that will be necessary to implement IVS. Attendees can expect to come away with a good idea of where the automotive world is headed in this area." -Chris Lupini

Mr. Lupini has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana and an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician. He has worked in the data communications industry for 26 years, currently for Delphi Electronics & Safety division, and has also been consulting and teaching public classes on serial data communications worldwide for over 20 years. Past accomplishments include assisting in the design and development of the General Motors Class 2 and GMLAN protocols, as well as the specification and test of numerous J1850 and CAN integrated circuits. He is currently the lead engineer for the Delphi global Serial Data Center of Expertise and has authored many technical papers and magazine articles and has one awarded patent, one trade secret, five defensive publications and several other records-of-invention in process. He is the author of the book "Vehicle Multiplex Communication" published in 2004 by SAE, and has been a member of SAE for 25 years. His main interest in serial data protocols is to provide standard interface circuitry, software, and development tools to Delphi for all OEM applications.