Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid
Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid, Ph.D., has been working in the future mobility (connected and autonomous vehicle) field since 2014 with various teams in different countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Finland, and Sweden. He has led, managed, and worked on more than thirty driverless technology, robotics, and automotive projects. Previously, he led a team of twelve engineers working in the Autonomous Vehicle Software Product Development with Sensible 4, Finland. Dr. Hamid is one of the recipients of the Finnish Engineering Award 2020 for his contributions to the development of all-weather autonomous driving solutions. He is an aspiring automotive thought leader and is often invited as a guest and keynote speaker at industrial and technical events. With more than thirty scientific publications as author and editor to his credit, Dr. Hamid actively participates in global automotive standardization efforts where he is a secretary for a Society Automotive Engineers (SAE) committee. Since the end of Summer 2021, he has been working as the Lead of Strategic Planning for CEVT AB in Sweden.