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10 Questions with Saivardhan Baddela

When did you join LFT?

I joined LFT in April 2022 as an intern, started my thesis in June. Now I have a full-time role at LFT.

How did you first learn about LFT?

I came to know about LFT through my friend, who is also an alumnus of the same university.

What do you do at LFT?

I am an algorithm engineer at LFT. I develop perception and sensor fusion algorithms to achieve level 4 autonomy in autonomous driving.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently developing sensor fusion algorithms to enhance perception and thereby improve the safety of automated vehicles in urban environments.

What is your favorite thing about working at LFT?

As a deep-tech company, LFT stands for innovative and comprehensive product development with a clear goal of making the very challenging task of autonomous driving as safe as aviation. Being a part of it and working on the solutions along with a highly qualified team is my favorite thing about working at LFT.

What are 3 words you would use to describe LFT?

Innovative, Dynamic and Agile.

If you could choose anyone in the world, who would you pick as your mentor?

I already have one. It is Dr. Thomas Münsterer, one of the best mentors.

What places have you lived in?

I am originally from India. Since I moved to Germany I have lived in Ilmenau, Stralsund, Ulm and now I am living in Markdorf.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Solo skydiving. I am eagerly looking forward to getting a license. The experience of the exhilarating free fall, followed by a glide hanging from an open parachute and the adrenaline buzz thereafter is always fascinating.

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Chicken Dum Biryani.