Team

Executives

The executive team oversees the strategic direction of the organisation.

John Bui

Chief Executive Officer

John is a 6th year Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering, and Computer Science student. He joined the team in 2019, developing connectivity systems and ITS technologies.

In his free time, he likes to work on electronics projects, video and music production, and DJing.

Shray Bagga

Chief Technical Officer

Shray is a 6th year Mechatronics Engineering and Computer Science student. He joined the team in 2020 through Design 1, he moved on to improving the steering actuation system on the Subaru Forester and then co-lead and founded the ESDA (formally MiniDrone) team.

Lynn Fu

Chief Operating Officer

Lynn is a final year Masters of Business student, majoring in Supply Chain Management.

Krish Thawani

Chief Strategy Officer

Krish is a 3rd year Information Technology student. He joined the team in 2023, bringing in a keen interest for the innovative solutions CAV’s present.

In his free time, Krish enjoys exploring the latest trends in technology and experimenting with new software.

Supervisors

Professor Hai Vu

Academic Supervisor

Hai L. Vu is a Professor and the recipient of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow Award (2012-2016) in the area of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). He joined Monash University in 2016 to lead the ITS research.

Prior to that, he spent 5 years at the University of Melbourne and 11 years at Swinburne University of Technology where he has had established and led the Intelligent Transport Systems Lab in a joint partnership with VicRoads. He has over 19 years experience as an academic and researcher.

Dr Hoam Chung

Academic Supervisor

Dr. Chung is currently a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Monash University. His research interests include shared autonomy, model predictive control (MPC) theory and application, autonomous miniature flyers, real-time system design and software/hardware implementation autonomous unmanned systems (UAVs, UGVs, and UUVs), and robotics.

He worked worked in Berkeley AeRobot (BEAR) project from 2000 to 2009 as a PhD student and then a postdoctoral researcher.

Pascal Mater

Technical Supervisor

Pascal Mater is employed at the department of Civil Engineering as a Senior Technical Officer to support electronics and computing related matters within the department. 

After completing his Bachelors of Electronics, he gained (software and hardware) design engineering and sales/marketing experience in several industries including medical imaging, rail-way industry and automotive.

Advisory Board

Chris Murphy

Founder @ Relativity Engineering Group

Chris is an accomplished Automotive Engineer with extensive global engineering and project leadership experience. 

Passionate about Mobility, Technology and Safety, Chris has had significant Development, Verification and Validation experience of Safety Critical systems such as Traction Control and the Electronic Stability Program. He has been involved with many of the world’s largest Auto makers. 

He led the development of Automated Valet Parking at Bosch, with world first launch in the Mercedes Benz S Class.

More recently as founder of his own company, Chris is now involved with product development, compliance and homologation of various Automotive Systems.

Adam Dean Smith

Designer @ Grandyarra

I am a designer at Grandyarra, a consultancy specialising in future mobility and vehicle design with clients all over the world; from the USA to Kenya, India, Canada, China, New Zealand & even Australia (my hometown).

I’m an ex- General Motors, Land Rover and Toyota ‘creative designer’ – having worked in some of the biggest automotive OEM design studios around, now specialising in the future of mobility for start-ups and establish companies alike.

I studied Industrial Design at Monash University in Victoria, Australia.

When I’m not designing you can find me at the beach, at the drive-in cinema or making an espresso ~ let’s chat!

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