professional headshot of Reinhard Stolle, member of Artificial Intelligence high level group
Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, BMW

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Reinhard Stolle has been Vice President for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at BMW Group since 2016. His organization focuses on developing self-driving cars using AI techniques. Stolle holds a PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he worked on heterogeneous reasoning techniques for the task of automatically building models of physical systems. From 1999 until 2000, Stolle was a postdoctoral fellow at the Knowledge Systems Lab at Stanford University, contributing to research on model-enabled planning and control. From 2000 until 2004, he was a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, California, where he led a research project on automated text understanding, combining techniques from computational linguistics and model-based reasoning. In 2004, Stolle joined BMW Car IT GmbH in Munich, leading a software innovation team in the infotainment area. In 2008, he founded the central department for „Software Architecture and Development“ at the BMW Group. From 2012 until 2016, Stolle served as Managing Director of BMW Car IT GmbH in Ulm, building up software expert teams in the areas of infotainment, driver assistance, and autonomous driving.