Matthias holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Math Minor from Texas A&M University. Early in his career, he worked at P+Z Engineering as an Electrical Engineer developing mild-hybrid electric machines for BMW. Later, he obtained a M.Sc. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from KAUST with focus on persisentent aerial tracking and sim-to-real transfer for autonomous navigation. Matthias has contributed to more than 15 publications published in top tier conferences and journals such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ICML, PAMI, Science Robotics, RSS, CoRL, ICRA and IROS. Matthias has extensive experience in object tracking and autonomous navigation of embodied agents such as cars and UAVs. He was recognized as an outstanding reviewer for CVPR’18 and won the best paper award at the ECCV’18 workshop UAVision.