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Ryan McMichael

Zoox
Director, Sensors & Systems for Advanced Hardware
Ryan McMichael is the Director of Sensors and Systems Engineering for Advanced Hardware at Zoox. He’s been at Zoox for over 5 years, and as part of his current role he enjoys leading engineering teams to specify, design, build, and test sensors for Zoox’s autonomous vehicle platform.
Prior to joining Zoox, Ryan had the opportunity to work at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab where he focused on the optical design of space instruments. Although Ryan has left JHUAPL, he continues to teach 2 courses in the JHU Space Systems Engineering graduate program.
Ryan obtained his B.S./M.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester. He has co-authored 2 publications and has been listed as an inventor on over 60 patent applications