Dr. Amanda Sgroi Rejoins Neya Systems as Director of Perception and Advanced Projects 

In new role, Sgroi will lead development of Neya’s perception, AI capabilities 

Neya Systems, a leading provider of off-road autonomy and mission planning software, today announced that Amanda Sgroi, Ph.D., has rejoined the company as Director of Perception and Advanced Projects. In this position, Sgroi is leading the development of Neya’s perception capabilities, supporting new technological developments, and exploring new business opportunities. In addition, she is helping to formulate and implement the company’s long-term research and development strategy.  

This role marks Sgroi’s return to Neya. From 2015 to 2018, she was a senior research scientist at the company, where she developed numerous technologies related to object detection and classification, machine learning, and analysis. Sgroi most recently served as the director of autonomy at Sarcos Robotics, where she led the development of the company’s autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for complex outdoor applications specific to the aviation, solar, and defense industries.  

“I am excited to rejoin the remarkable team at Neya,” said Sgroi. “I am looking forward to collaborating with our brilliant scientists and engineers to develop the next generation of unmanned systems while contributing to our shared vision of technical excellence.”

Sgroi is a frequent speaker at industry events and has authored or co-authored numerous grant proposals and publications on perception, machine learning, and AI. She earned her Ph.D. and Master of Science in Computer Systems and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Duquesne University. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Amanda back to Neya,” said Kurt Bruck, division manager, Neya Systems. “Her extensive knowledge of autonomy and AI principles, as well as her familiarity with Neya’s mission and capabilities, will certainly help us elevate our projects to new levels of excellence and innovation. Her return also highlights the enduring significance of her technical expertise, which remains vital to our ongoing efforts.” 



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