Skip to main content
School of Engineering

Jivko Sinapov

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Jivko Sinapov

Assistant Professor
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)

Related Links