François Sillion is the director of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center in Paris, focusing on applications to air transport (Uber Elevate). The center brings together scientists and engineers working on many exciting topics that impact Elevate’s vision of future air transport, including artificial intelligence (e.g. machine learning and optimization), airspace management, sensing & perception, autonomous control, energy management and communication networks. François Sillion has held research positions at Inria, CNRS, Cornell University, M.I.T., Ecole Polytechnique and Microsoft research, and senior executive positions at Inria. He is a co-author of a hundred research papers and two books on Advanced Computer Graphics techniques, and received Eurographics’ “Outstanding Technical Contribution Award” in 2009.