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Dr. Georges Aoude

Co-Founder & CEO
Dr. Georges Aoude is the CEO and co-founder of Derq, an MIT spin-off with a mission to eliminate road accidents for both conventional and autonomous vehicles using patented artificial intelligence and connected vehicle technology.   

Dr. Aoude holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, where he worked closely with NASA, US Navy, and Ford. He is an expert in Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (self-driving cars, satellites, drones), Intelligent Transportation, Airlines, and Aerospace. Dr. Aoude is also an inventor and he has patents in connected and autonomous technologies. His satellite research has also been tested and validated in the International Space Station in collaboration with NASA. Dr. Aoude has consulted governments and global companies in North America and the GCC for more than 10 years. His points of view are regularly published in key outlets including Harvard Business Review and Forbes. He is a board member of the Transportation Research Board and the MIT Arab Alumni Organization.