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CEO & Founder, Superpedestrian
Assaf Biderman is a technology inventor, author, and entrepreneur. He teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is the associate director of the SENSEable City Laboratory – a research group that explores the “real-time city” by studying the increasing deployment of sensors and networked miniaturized electronics, as well as their relationship to the built environment.
Assaf’s background is in physics, design, and computing. He holds multiple patents and has co-authored over 45 publications and book chapters. His work has been exhibited worldwide in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Design Museum Barcelona, the Science Museum in Boston in London, GAFTA in San Francisco, the Venice Biennale, and featured in over 1000 media publications including the BBC, New York Times, CNN, and Discovery Channel.
In December 2012, Assaf founded Superpedestrian, a venture that develops lightweight networked vehicles that offer an alternative to cars and connect drivers, riders, and sensors with the built environment in new ways. Superpedestrian is commercializing the Copenhagen Wheel, Senseable City Lab’s award winning bicycle project.