Ihab Soliman received a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1998 from the University of Detroit-Mercy and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2003. He has worked over 20 years in the automotive industry and held various technical leadership roles in the areas of vehicle system and propulsion controls. In addition, he has worked in the medical device industry developing critical care respiratory ventilation controls. Currently, Ihab is the Manager of Advanced Systems and Controls at Continental Automotive Systems responsible for powertrain technology and innovation solutions for electrified propulsion systems, energy efficiency and autonomous driving vehicles. Prior to joining Continental Automotive, Ihab has worked at Tula Technology, Fisker Automotive, Ford Motor Company and Viasys. He has developed and launched various hybrid electric vehicle control systems for Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, and Fisker Automotive. At Tula, he developed a dynamic skip firing cylinder deactivation control system for GTDI internal combustion engines. In 2003, Ihab received Ford’s top technical honor, the Henry Ford Technology Award for an industry first automatic transmission control system with first production on F-series trucks. Ihab holds more than 140 U.S. and international patents in the areas of hybrid electric vehicle, mild/micro-hybrid, automatic transmission and engine control systems. He also holds world-wide patents on neonatal respiration ventilation adaptive control systems. In 1997, he was the recipient of the Engineering Society of Detroit’s Engineer of the Year. His research interests include vehicle system control, energy management, artificial intelligence, and system optimization for electrified and connected autonomous driving vehicles.