Apeksha Kumavat

Co-Founder & Chief Engineer

Gatik

Apeksha is the co-founder and chief engineer at Gatik, a Palo Alto based start-up developing autonomous vehicles for business-to-business short-haul logistics. Its operations are helping to optimize the supply chain, solve critical industry pain points, and contribute to a logistics community that is safer and more socially responsible.

Prior to this, Apeksha was the Perception Lead at Ford Motor Company's self-driving car unit where she designed effective and efficient feature detection methods to assist with online localization and developed perception algorithms for autonomous vehicles. She has also held the position of Lead Machine Learning Engineer at Otsaw Digital where she designed and developed state-of-the-art deep learning networks for autonomous navigation of the O-R3 patrolling robot in non-static outdoor environment.

Apeksha earned her M.S. (with a focus on Machine/Deep Learning) from Purdue University and has contributed towards research in areas including machine learning, cognitive science, and robotics.