Noah Schwartz is the senior principal engineer and perception lead of Bear Flag Robotics, a company acquired by John Deere in 2021 that builds and develops autonomous technology for farm tractors. Noah is a lifelong veteran in the tech industry, with nearly a decade of experience in the field of the IoT and network technology focusing on machine perception and distributed AI. In his current role, Noah spearheads the development of everything used by the autonomous tractors to perceive the environment – from sensors and on-board computing, to the algorithms and data-backed decision systems that support localization, navigation, safety and job quality for the farmer. He holds a PhD in Brain and Cognitive Science from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Knox College.