Brian Holt PhD

Head of Autonomous Driving & Parking, Parkopedia

Dr. Brian Holt leads the Autonomous Driving & Parking team at Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking services provider, developing parking solutions for autonomous cars. In this role, Brian leads the R&D effort to develop detailed indoor maps for covered car parks and test the associated algorithms which will enable Autonomous Valet Parking to become a reality. Brian led the 2018 consortium bid for the £1.5m CAV3 project titled “Autonomous Valet Parking” supported by the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and now serves as Project Manager for the consortium.

An electronic engineer with in-depth machine learning and computer vision expertise, Brian previously spent 5 years at Samsung Electronics, where he held a number of positions. In his final role he was responsible for teams covering on-device AI, vision-based localisation for self-driving cars and augmented/virtual reality projects.

Brian sits on the ISO TC204 Working Group for Intelligent Transport Systems Standards  . He holds a Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Computer Vision from the University of Surrey, a Nanodegree in Self Driving Cars from Udacity, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Stellenbosch University. When not at work, Brian enjoys home renovation, squash, rock-climbing and time with his three young children.