Jivko Sinapov

Jivko Sinapov

177 College Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

Artificial Intelligence, Developmental Robotics, Computational Perception, Robotic Manipulation, Machine Learning, Human-Robot and Human-Computer Interaction


  • PhD, Iowa State University, United States, 2013
  • BSc, University of Rochester, Rochester, United States, 2005


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.