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Department of Computer Science

Jivko Sinapov

James Schmolze Assistant Professor

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Jivko Sinapov

James Schmolze Assistant Professor

Phone 617-627-2225
Halligan Hall, Room 213
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
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
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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