Christopher Martin (E ’01) serves a dual role as president of CBI and director of R+D at Bosch’s Research and Technology Center. In addition to leading CBI and taking responsibility for the overall management, portfolio and operations of the CBI, Chris manages the Bosch Research and Technology Center (RTC) and guides operations for the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) in Pittsburgh, PA. Partnering with universities and national agencies, as well as others in the business sector, Martin 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.
Martin 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, Martin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Conference, Carnegie Science Center, and the Pittsburgh German American Chamber of Commerce, and he serves on the advisory board for the ECE department and the Manufacturing Futures Institute (MFI) at CMU. Martin 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, Martin holds multiple patents and continues to act as an expert in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the European Commission.