Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Assaf Biderman is a technology inventor, author, and entrepreneur. He is the Founder & CEO of Superpedestrian, a robotics company that focuses on the future of personal urban mobility, and the co-inventor of the Copenhagen Wheel: MIT's award winning bicycle project and the company's first product. Superpedestrian has received multiple awards including the Red Dot: Luminary - the highest Red Dot distinction - Time Magazine's 25 Best Inventions of 2014, and the Deutscher Werkbund award. Between 2004 to 2012, Assaf was teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as the Associate Director of the Senseable City Laboratory, a research group that explores how new technologies enable the development of solutions for pressing urban challenges. Assaf founded and led the Lab's partnership framework, which brought together large-scale cities and fortune 100 companies, globally, to provide funding and context for the Lab's research work. Assaf also lead over 50 research projects at the Lab with a focus on robotics, big data analytics, and transportation.