Gaurav Bansal is a Senior Researcher at the Toyota InfoTechnology Center in Mountain View, CA, where where he leads several research initiatives on the design of communication systems for Automated Driving. Bansal is an expert in Vehicular Communications, pioneering contributions in Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) congestion control and in innovative use-cases to leverage connectivity in cars. His current research interests also include millimeter wave & full-duplex wireless communications. Bansal represents Toyota in the Automakers’ Vehicle Safety Communication Consortium and in the SAE, ETSI standardization bodies. Gaurav’s paper on DSRC Congestion Control received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE WiVEC Symposium. He also holds several patents in the field. Bansal serves in the editorial board of IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials Journal and IEEE Connected Vehicles Initiative. Bansal holds Electrical Engineering degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and The University of British Columbia.