Brian is a recognized contributor in the field of urban autonomous operations who has been featured for his work on 60 Minutes Australia, CBS Evening News, Good Day New York, Gizmodo and more.
He is passionate about technology, particularly in the emerging field of autonomous systems, which he believes will play a major role in how cities serve and protect their populations in the future.
Brian is also a huge Formula One racing fan and enjoys cycling.
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
Michael is a roboticist and software engineer with over two decades of experience building and leading R&D projects with the University of Pennsylvania’s G.R.A.S.P. Laboratory, Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Spacecraft Engineering Division.
Michael is from Washington D.C. and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He currently resides in NYC with his wife. He enjoys boxing, skiing, sailing, economics, travel and building R/C bi-planes and helicopters.
M.S.E., Robotics, University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin – Madison
CO-FOUNDER, BOARD MEMBER
Gabriel has nearly a decade of experience in operational roles, coordinating career development programming in the Bronx before co-founding Duro.
Gabriel was born and raised in San Francisco’s Sunset District and enjoys reading and travel. A favorite book is Abraham Lincoln: The War Years by Carl Sandburg.
M.B.A., Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business — City University of New York
B.A., Political Science, Purchase College — State University of New York
Dr. Richard Sheryll
OCEAN ENGINEERING ADVISOR
Dr. Sheryll is an ocean engineer and marine scientist with over three decades of experience, working with Columbia University, the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and others.
Dr. Sheryll is from Manhattan and enjoys flying vintage helicopters in his free time.
Ph.D., Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
M.E., Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
Dr. Brent Horine
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ADVISOR
Dr. Horine has 30 years of engineering experience in diverse industries such as aviation, telecommunications, transportation, and manufacturing.
He has worked with government agencies such as Navy, Army, Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, FAA, and FEMA. He is experienced in leading development efforts from conception to R&D, prototyping and implementation, and developing hardware systems and processes.
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida
MSEE, Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida
Dr. Zheng Peng
UNDERWATER COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR
Dr. Peng is a specialist in the modeling, optimization, implementation and experimental evaluation of wireless ad-hoc sensor networks and networked systems, especially in the unique underwater environment.
He has been conducting active research in the area of underwater wireless networks since 2005. He leads research projects in the area of underwater sensor networks and the next generation underwater technology.
Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
Robert F. Heise
Robert F. Heise is the founder of Heise Consulting Inc. and the former CEO and director of Autonomous ID Inc. and COO and director of Wireless Enterprises.
Mr. Heise has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and completed the EMC Executive Management Program at Babson College. He is a past member of the Systems Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Babson Center for Information Management in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the winner of the 1997 ComputerWorld Smithsonian Finalist Award for Best Business-Business Application.
He is also a past member of the Latanze Center at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a contributing author to CIO Magazine and a past member of The Conference Board. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged.