Introducing the Arm Innovator Program

Having shipped 100 billion processors since 1991, the Arm ecosystem consists of a vast number of talented individuals building solutions in…

Hackster Staff
5 years agoInternet of Things

Having shipped 100 billion processors since 1991, the Arm ecosystem consists of a vast number of talented individuals building solutions in every imaginable domain. The Arm Innovator Program,in collaboration with Hackster, celebrates these technical leaders as they help extend the Arm architecture and share their knowledge in a wide variety of exciting areas , including IoT, AI, computer vision, automotive, security, robotics, and open hardware, to name just a few!

We’re proud to be a part of Arm’s new initiative to support the company’s global ecosystem of developers and highlight the impressive work happening around its technology.

In the coming months, Arm and Hackster will be working with the Innovators to produce and deliver workshops, solutions, guides, webinars, live streams, and blog posts to spread awareness and high-quality educational materials to assist developers. This content will be hosted on, as well as the Arm Community.

The first group of Innovators consists of 10 experts — ranging from co-founders and senior-level executives to researchers and students — who are using Arm processors to solve real world problems. So without further ado, let’s meet them…

John Teel, President of Predictable Designs

John is founder of Predictable Designs, a company which helps entrepreneurs, startups, makers, inventors, and small companies develop and launch new electronic products. He was formerly a senior design engineer for Texas Instruments where he created circuit designs now used in millions of popular electronic products (including some from Apple). In fact, you probably own a product or two that uses one of his designs. He is also a successful entrepreneur who developed his own hardware product, had it manufactured in Asia, and sold in over 500 retail locations in three countries.

Laura Kassovic, President and Co-founder of MbientLab

Laura is a former Intel SoC engineer who now spends her time mentoring startups in the wearable and AI space. She is the co-founder of MbientLab, a wireless sensing solution provider used for product development, research, location and people tracking, asset and cargo monitoring. Developers can use the platform to build a fitness tracker, monitor cold cargo, conduct medical trials, build a smart running t-shirt, or to simply send raw accelerometer data to the cloud!

Forrest Iandola, CEO and Founder of DeepScale

Forrest completed a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where his research focused on deep neural networks. His advances in scalable training and efficient implementation of deep neural networks led to the founding of DeepScale, where he is CEO. DeepScale is focused entirely on building perception and sensor fusion systems for autonomous vehicles, and has a number of engagements with automakers and automotive suppliers.

Amit Moran, VP of Innovation at temi — the personal robot

Amit is the VP of Innovation at tēmi — the world’s first, truly intelligent, mobile, personal robot for your home. He is exploring novel experiences and technologies, while focusing on expanding tēmi’s capabilities through open innovation. Previously, he lead the Robotics team as part of the Intel’s RealSense Innovation Lab. He is a co-author of 20 patents and patent applications in machine vision and natural user interaction domains.

Dr. Laurent Itti, Computational Neuroscientist, Creator of theJeVois Smart Machine Vision Camera

Dr. Itti is the founder of JeVois, an open-source project to create smart programmable cameras that run machine vision and deep learning algorithms directly in the camera. He also is professor of computer science, psychology and neuroscience at the University of Southern California (USC). His academic research interests are in visual neuroscience, machine vision, artificial intelligence, and robotics. He has published over 150 scientific research articles, some of which have been widely recognized by his peers. Dr. Itti received his M.S. from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, majoring in electronics, computer science, and image processing, and his Ph.D. in computation and neural systems from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Orlando Hoilett, PhD Student and Founder of Calvary Engineering

Orlando is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University interested in wearables, personalized health, and engineering education. He is also founder of Calvary Engineering LLC ,a start-up devoted to developing tools for biomedical engineering education. His technical research involves developing wearable/mobile health platforms to assist rehabilitation patients in overcoming addiction. On the education side, he develops fun, educational workshops and activities to excite engineering students about studying biomedical engineering and challenge themselves to branch out and explore engineering principles outside of their curriculum.

Renee Love, Open Source Roboticist

Renee has nearly two decades of computing, electronics, programming and robotic experience. Her diverse skillset has brought many new products to market from open source hobby and educational robotics to subsea inertial systems and highly scalable distributed seismic tools. She is also co-creator of multiple multirotor aircrafts and their flight controllers as well as a drone pilot and FPV racer. Renee is currently involved with ROS (Robot Operating System) development, telepresence networks, autonomous systems and platform connectivity between new systems and devices.

Azeria — Independent Security Researcher, Founder of Azeria Labs

Azeria is an independent security researcher and penetration tester with a passion for Arm exploitation. She founded Azeria Labs to advance Arm security and defense beyond its current constraints. Recognizing the central role of Arm in the proliferation of computing, Azeria has set her sights on advancing the boundaries of what’s thought possible with Arm security. To help others with a similar interest, she has been filling the wide gap in accurate and updated material about the art of Arm exploitation through workshops and tutorials.

Andrew Dresner, Open Source Roboticist

Andrew has worked as a robotic technologies developer for over a decade, with a focus on open source educational and research platforms. His projects have involved multi-legged walking robots, humanoids, robotic manipulators, and 3D vision systems. He currently has a focus on ROS (Robot Operating System), autonomous navigation systems, home automation, energy technologies, and drones.

Honggang Li, Co-founder of Maker Collider

Honggang is the co-founder of Maker Collider, which provides cutting edge technologies and accelerator service to hardware innovators. He leads the development of the open-source software “SmartNode/AI” framework, and designed the Maker Collider AI Design Kit, which help makers and developers implement designs based on artificial intelligence. Honggang worked at Intel from 2007 to 2015, and has filed more than 50 international patents.

Interested in the Arm Innovator Program? You can find more information here and send an email to: .

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