Teymur Sadikhov


     Dr. Teymur Sadikhov is a roboticist, aerospace engineer, mathematician, autonomous driving expert and entrepreneur. He's managed large team of engineers across multiple locations to make autonomous cars and trucks a reality.

He's also the founder of Silicon Valley Consulting Group through which he and his international team of engineers are providing technology, robotics and AI consulting services to various companies worldwide. Furthermore, he's the founder of Silicon Valley Investment Group which uses AI to invest in technology companies, equity markets and real estate throughout the United States including San Francisco Bay Area. He's also developing the next generation of autonomous robotics systems through his stealth startup.

     Dr. Sadikhov received his B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from ITU in 2008, where he was the only student in the university’s history to graduate with a 4.00 GPA. He was the recipient of numerous awards during his undergraduate education including the BP, ITU Foundation, Nippon Foundation, and government scholarship awards.     

     Dr. Sadikhov received the M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Robotics and Control, from the University of California, San Diego, in 2010, where he held the Powell Fellowship, and M.S. degree in Mathematics and Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Robotics and Control, from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014, all with 4.00 GPA. His Ph.D. research was supported by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.

     During summer of 2013 he was a visiting researcher with the Autonomous and Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at the United Technologies Research Center, where he worked on trajectory planning for autonomous helicopters.

     From 2014 to 2015, he was a researcher with the Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision, and Control group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where he worked on localization and multi-vehicle path planning for autonomous ground vehicles.

     From 2015 to 2017, he was the Senior Vehicle Intelligence Engineer in Autonomous Driving division at the Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc, in Sunnyvale, California, where he worked on control, planning and decision making for autonomous (self-driving) cars. 

     In 2017, he was the Head of Motion Planning, AI, Control, Routing and Simulation for autonomous driving at Cyngn, Inc., in Palo Alto, California.

     From 2018 to 2019 he was the Head of Motion Planning, Control, AI based Sensor Fusion and Simulation at a unicorn autonomous electric car startup in Silicon Valley.

     Dr. Sadikhov’s research interests include AI, robotics, control, motion planning, and control of multi-agent systems.

     Dr. Sadikhov has been an invited speaker at multiple seminars and conferences, and provided consulting services to several companies. For consulting and other requests go to Contact Me.