Dr. Svetlin Penkov works at the intersection of artificial intelligence and robotics and is interested in extracting programs from large amounts of data. He did his PhD at the University of Edinburgh and then became a Research Scientist & Tech Lead at [FiveAI](https://five.ai/), the biggest autonomous vehicles start up in the UK, where his team worked on learning models from data that capture how vehicles and pedestrians behave in dense city traffic. He has been actively involved in the entire process of bringing state of the art research into production code on the fleet of vehicles operating in London. He is currently starting [Sciro Research](https://sciro.ai) – a Sofia-based company researching, developing and deploying state of the art AI systems. When he is not around robots he likes to read, build with LEGO and play basketball.