Simon is a Research Scientist at Uber ATG R&D and a PhD student at the University of Toronto, supervised by Professor Raquel Urtasun. His research interest mainly lies in machine learning and robotics.

At Uber ATG R&D, he aims to use understanding of interactive scenarios to improve planning and simulation. Before joining the University of Toronto, Simon studied computer science at the University of Waterloo.


  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning


  • MSc in Computer Science, 2020

    University of Toronto

  • Bachelor of Computer Science, 2018

    University of Waterloo


TrafficSim: Learning to Simulate Realistic Multi-Agent Behaviors

CVPR 2021

StrObe: Streaming Object Detection from LiDAR Packets

CoRL 2020 (Spotlight)

Implicit Latent Variable Model for Scene-Consistent Motion Forecasting

ECCV 2020

The Importance of Prior Knowledge in Precise Multimodal Prediction

IROS 2020 (Oral)

End-to-end Interpretable Neural Motion Planner

CVPR 2019 (Oral)



Research Scientist

Uber ATG

Sep 2018 – Present Toronto, ON

Software Engineering Intern


Jan 2018 – Apr 2018 Menlo Park, CA
Feed integrity team

Research Intern

Uber ATG

Sep 2017 – Dec 2017 Toronto, ON
Perception models for self driving

Software Engineering Intern


Sep 2016 – Dec 2016 Chicago, IL
Front office research

Software Engineering Intern


Jan 2016 – Apr 2016 Mountain View, CA
Kafka team

Software Engineering Intern


Jan 2015 – Apr 2015 New York, NY
Distributed logging

Software Engineering Intern


May 2014 – Aug 2014 Toronto, ON
Android and data science