ESP Biography



NIKOLAY ATANASOV, Assistant Professor working in robotics at UCSD




Major: ECE

College/Employer: UCSD

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Nikolay A. Atanasov is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA. His research focuses on robotics, control theory, and machine learning and in particular on autonomous information collection using ground and aerial robots for localization and mapping, environmental monitoring, and security and surveillance. He works on probabilistic environment models that unify geometry and semantics and on optimal control and reinforcement learning approaches for minimizing uncertainty in these models. Dr. Atanasov's work has been recognized by the Joseph and Rosaline Wolf award for the best Ph.D. dissertation in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and the best conference paper award at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in 2017.



Past Classes

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Introduction to Robot Localization and Mapping in Splash Spring 2018
This course will provide an overview of how autonomous robots perceive the world and use the information to find out their location and build a map of their surroundings.