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.
- 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)