Sebastian Thrun
Sebastian Thrun
Celebrated Name: Sebastian Thrun
Real Name/Full Name: Sebastian Thrun
Gender: Male
Age: 57 years old
Birth Date: 14th May 1967
Birth Place: Solingen, Germany
Nationality: German-American
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Petra Dierkes-Thrun
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Sebastian Thrun Gay?: No
Profession: Entrepreneur, educator and computer scientist
Salary: $400,000 per year
Net Worth in 2024: $20 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Sebastian Thrun is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and educator who was born in Germany. He is the chairman and co-founder of Udacity, as well as the CEO of Kitty Hawk Corporation.

He was a Google VP and Fellow before that, as well as a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University. He founded Google X and Google’s self-driving car unit while at Google. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgia Tech and Stanford University.

Maybe you know about Sebastian Thrun very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Sebastian Thrun’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Thrun is the son of Winfried and Kristin (Grüner) Thrun, and was born in Solingen, Germany (former West Germany) in 1967. In 1988, he graduated from the University of Hildesheim with a Vordiplom (intermediate examination) in computer technology, economics, and medicine. He earned a Diploma (first degree) in computer science and statistics from the University of Bonn in 1993 and a Ph.D. (summa cum laude) in 1995.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 14 May 1967, Sebastian Thrun is 57 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is N/A tall, and weight is N/A.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Sebastian Thrun With Wife Petra Dierkes Thrun
Sebastian Thrun With Wife Petra Dierkes Thrun

Not much is known about his personal life, other than his marriage to Stanford University lecturer and editor-in-chief of The Latchkey: Journal of New Woman Studies, Petra Dierkes-Thrun.


In 1995, he began working as a research computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Computer Science Department. He joined CMU’s Robot Learning Laboratory as an assistant professor and co-director in 1998. He co-founded the Master’s Program in Automated Learning and Discovery, which eventually became a Ph.D. program in the broad area of machine learning and scientific discovery, as a faculty member at CMU.

Thrun took a sabbatical year at Stanford University in 2001. He returned to CMU as the Finmeccanica Associate Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, an endowed appointment.

In July 2003, Thrun left CMU to become an associate professor at Stanford University, and in January 2004, he was named director of SAIL. Thrun was a full professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Stanford from 2007 until 2011. On April 1, 2011, Thrun left his position at Stanford to become a Google Fellow.

He co-founded Udacity, an online private educational company, on January 23, 2012. He was a Google VP and Fellow who worked on the Google driverless car system’s development. In a 2018 documentary on artificial intelligence called, Do You Have Faith in This Computer?, Thrun was interviewed.

Thrun is known around the world for developing a number of autonomous robotic devices. Together with his PhD thesis advisor Armin B. Cremers, he founded the Rhino project at the University of Bonn in 1994. In 1997, Thrun and his colleagues Wolfram Burgard and Dieter Fox at the Deutsches Museum Bonn created the world’s first robotic tour guide (1997).

In 1998, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, deployed the follow-up robot “Minerva,” which escorted tens of thousands of visitors over the course of a two-week deployment. After that, Thrun founded the CMU/Pitt Nursebot project, which put an interactive humanoid robot in a nursing facility near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Theoretical contributions are Thrun’s most well-known contributions to robotics. He made an impact in the subject of probabilistic robotics, which combines statistics with robotics. In the areas of mobile robot localization, mapping (SLAM), and control, he and his research group made significant advances. Since then, probabilistic approaches have become commonplace in robotics, and they are employed in a wide range of commercial applications.

Awards & Achievements

Sebastian Thrun is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2003, AAAI Fellow Award in 2006 and the DARPA Grand Challenge Award in 2005.

Net Worth & Salary of Sebastian Thrun in 2024

Sebastian Thrun Net Worth
Sebastian Thrun Net Worth

Sebastian Thrun is one of the most popular computer scientists in the world in not the most popular one. He has worked for some big companies like Google and has been able to accomplish a lot while working under these companies.

Even after going on alone, Thrun has still been able to establish himself out there as one of the best to do it. With this kind of accomplishments, Thrun has been able to secure himself with an estimated net worth of $20 Million as of July 2024.

Sebastian Thrun is a really popular name if you are into computer programming or coding. Thrun has worked on some of the most complicated algorithms out there and has been able to reach levels that many programmers can only dream of.

He has also taken it upon himself to educate the next generation of computer scientists and we do look forward to the output of all his effort.


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