Nikos Papanikolopoulos receives Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education

College of Science and Engineering Professor Nikos Papanikolopoulos is a recipient of a 2021-22 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education, an honor given to exceptional candidates at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities for excellence in graduate and professional education.

Papanikolopoulos is a McKnight Presidential Endowed Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Director of the University’s Minnesota Robotics Institute (MnRI). He is also a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has been teaching at the University of Minnesota for more than 25 years.

Papanikolopoulos is a part of the Center for Distributed Robotics, and his research interests include robotics, sensors for transportation applications, computer vision, and control systems.

This award reflects the University’s strong and enduring commitment to outstanding graduate and professional education. Papanikolopoulos will also become a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Papanikolopoulos received his undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Read more about Papanikolopoulos on his faculty webpage.