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Paul Wilford

Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Senior Research Director, Robotics and Video Analytics

Research Interests


Paul Wilford is a Bell Labs Fellow and led the Robotics, Sensing and Video Analytics Research Department at Nokia Bell Laboratories. He was a key team leader creating the coding and broadcast standard for HDTV and received an Emmy for this work. Paul’s current research includes video analytics, precision drone navigation and new sensor modalities. His team has a special emphasis on cloud control of robotic machines, along with the creation and actuation of Digital Twins.

Currently Paul is one of the leaders of a new “Incubation” (Internal venture) project called AIMS (Autonomous Industrial Monitoring Serve) – creating an edge-cloud solution for drone control and monitoring.