Christopher Martin serves a dual role for Bosch as Director of Research & Development and President of Carnegie Bosch Institute (CBI). Chris manages the Bosch Research and Technology Center (RTC) and guides operations for the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) in Pittsburgh, PA while heading up CBI, a collaborative center at the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Partnering with universities and national agencies, as well as others in the business sector, Chris helps to guide Bosch strategy through early identification and shaping of technology and market forces for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), with a special focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.
Chris holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and has more than 20 years of experience at Bosch in leveraging corporate and academic research to identify, create and transfer innovative products and services. Over the last decade, he has been responsible for global research teams across the US, Europe and India, having taken on diverse leadership roles within the Bosch Group on multiple international assignments.
Championing Pittsburgh’s non-profit community, especially organizations related to STEM education, Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh German American Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Advisory Boards for CMU’s ECE department and Manufacturing Futures Institute (MFI) as well as Carnegie Science Center. Chris is active in supporting the development of Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurial scene and advises various startups, working with both students and professionals. Having published a wide variety of technical papers, Chris holds multiple patents and continues to act as an Expert in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the European Commission.