Nikolay A. Atanasov

PhD Candidate
GRASP Laboratory
Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania


I received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Trinity College, Hartford, CT, in 2008 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, in 2012.

Currently, I am working towards my PhD at the department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, with my advisor Professor George J. Pappas.


Research Interests

My research is in planning, control, estimation, and localization for mobile sensors with applications to robotics and computer vision. In particular, I am interested in improving the quality of the information acquisition process by controlling the degrees of freedom of the sensing platforms.

The fields relevant to my research are control theory, optimization, sensor management, and computer vision.