Sandra Skaff is global head of academic research engagements at NVIDIA. Her responsibilities include defining and leading strategies to engage with the academic research ecosystem as well as managing a portfolio of engagements in the areas of AI, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles and Data Science. She has nearly 10 years of experience in R&D in both large corporations and startups and has spearheaded industry-academia research collaborations in prior roles. Sandra received the PhD and MEng. degrees in Computer Vision from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She has authored and co-authored 20 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications and has been granted 12 patents.