CTO | Motional
Laura Major has a long career developing autonomous solutions across ground robotics, aerial, and space applications. She is currently the CTO of Motional, an autonomous driving joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv PLC, where she leads the technology roadmap and engineering development of an autonomous vehicle. Previously she was the CTO at Aria Insights / CyPhy Works, the pioneer in tethered drones. In addition, Major spent 12 years at Draper Laboratory developing new capabilities that fuse human and machine intelligence to solve technical challenges across many domains that address problems of national security. Major was honored by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) with a national award for Emerging Leaders in 2014, and was also honored by Mass High Tech as one of its 2014 “Women to Watch”. She holds an MS from MIT and a BS from Georgia Tech.