Edwin Olson is co-founder and CEO of May Mobility, Inc., a technology startup focused on delivering safe, self-driving transportation solutions to help reduce congestion, decrease pollution and create greater economic benefit for urban communities around the world.
Olson has focused on the development of autonomous vehicles for over a decade, including work on the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge in addition to leading programs for both Ford Motor Company and the Toyota Research Institute. He was awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award, named one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” in 2012, and was the winner of the 2010 MAGIC robotics competition. In 2019, he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region by Ernst and Young. Under his leadership, May Mobility was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2019.
Olson holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Michigan