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Jivko Sinapov

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
James Schmolze Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Assistant Professor Jivko Sinapov

Jivko Sinapov

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
James Schmolze Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Phone 617-627-2225
Halligan Hall, Room 213
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
developmental robotics, computational perception, artificial intelligence, machine learning
Biography: 

Jivko Sinapov received his Ph.D. in computer science and human-computer interaction from Iowa State University (ISU). While working toward his Ph.D. at ISU’s Developmental Robotics Lab, he developed novel methods for behavioral object exploration and multi-modal perception. He went on to be a clinical assistant professor with the Texas Institute for Discovery, Education, and Science at UT Austin and a postdoctoral associate working with Peter Stone at the Artificial Intelligence lab. Sinapov's research interests include developmental robotics, computational perception, autonomous manipulation, and human-robot interaction.

Education: 
Ph.D., Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, Iowa State University, 2013
B.Sc., Computer Science, University of Rochester, 2005
Professional Experience: 
2017-present:

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

2014-2017:

University of Texas at Austin

  • 2016-2017: Clinical Assistant Professor, The Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science
  • 2014-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Computer Science
Selected Honors and Awards: 
2013: Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate Program in Human Computer Interaction, Iowa State University
2010: Best Student Paper, 9th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL)

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