Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

Director, MnRI,
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact

Shepherd Labs
100 Union St SE

Minneapolis,

MN

55455

Education
Professional Background
Biography

Since 1992, Dr. Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos has resided in the University of Minnesota. Now, the McKnight Presidential Endowed Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and IEEE Fellow will be directing the brand new Minnesota Robotics Institute. Amassing over 80 journal and 300 conference publications, Papanikolopoulos specializes in robotics, computer vision, intelligent transportation systems, sensor networks, sensor-based control in transportation applications, inspection, computer engineering, and computer integrated manufacturing.

Currently Teaching Courses
"Algorithms and Data Structures II", CS-3322 and CS-4041
"Computer Vision", CS-5561
"Artificial Intelligence I", CS-5511
"Introduction to Intelligent Robotic Systems", CS-5551
"Readings in Computational Vision", CS-8561
"Problems in Artificial Intelligence", CS-5599
"Intelligent Agents", CS-8551
Honors and Awards
  • McKnight Presidential Endowed Professor in CSE, 2016 -
  • IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation, 2016
  • CTS Research Partnership Award, April 2016
  • A paper co-authored with Anoop Cherian (student), V. Morellas and Nikos Papanikolopoulos was winner for the Best Stuudent Paper Award, 2012 IEEE Int. Conference on Image processing (ICIP 2012), Orlando, October 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2011
  • Distinguished McKnight University Professorship Award, University of Minnesota, 2007 -
  • IEEE Fellow
  • A paper co-authored with G. Gasser, N. Bird, and O. Masoud was finalist for the Best Vision Paper Award, 2004 IEEE Int. Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, April 2004
  • IEEE VTS 2001 Best Land Transportation Paper Award for the paper "A Novel Method for Tracking and Counting Pedestrians in Real-Time Using a Single Camera" (with Osama Masoud)
  • Best Video Award at the 2000 IEEE Robotics and Automation Conference
  • Faculty Creativity Award, March 1999
  • McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Award, University of Minnesota, July 1995 - June 1997
  • Best Session Paper Presentation Award, American Control Conference, Seattle, June 1995
  • National Science Foundation Career Award, August 1995 - July 1998
  • National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award, August 1994 - July 1997
  • Finalist for the Anton Philips Award for Best Student Paper in the 1991 IEEE Robotics and Automation Conference
  • Kritski Fellowship, Greece, September 1985 - August 1987
Selected Publications
  • Zhang, D., Zhao, J., Zhang, F., Jiang, R., He, T., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Last-Mile Transit Service with Urban Infrastructure Data ", ACM Trans. on Cyber-Physical Systems, 2017.
  • Cherian, A., Morellas, V., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Bayesian Nonparametric Clustering of Positive Definite Tensors ", IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2016.
  • Sivalingam, R., Boley, D., Morellas, V., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Tensor Dictionary Learning for Positive Definite Matrices ", IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, 2015.
  • Cherian, A., Sra, S., Morellas, V., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Efficient Nearest Neighbors via Robust Sparse Hashing", IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, 2014.
  • Cherian, A., Sra, S., Banerjee, A., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Jensen-Bregman LogDet Divergence with Application to Efficient Similarity Search for Covariance Matrices", IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2013.
  • Somasundaram, G., Sivalingam, R., Morellas, V., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Classification and Counting of Composite Objects in Traffic Scenes Using Global and Local Image Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2013.
  • Joshi, A., Porikli, F., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Scalable Active Learning for Multi-Class Image Classification", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2012.
  • Bird, N., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Optimal Image-Based Euclidean Calibration of Structured Light Systems in General Scenes", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2011.
  • Ribnick, E., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "3D Reconstruction of Periodic Motion from a Single View", International Journal of Computer Vision, Volume 90, No. 1, October 2010, pp 28-44.
  • Atev, S., Miller, G., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Clustering of Vehicle Trajectories", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Volume 11, No. 2, September 2010, pp 647-657.
  • Ribnick, E., Atev, S., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Estimating 3D Positions and Velocities of Projectiles from Monocular Views", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Volume 31, No. 5, May 2009, pp 938-944.
  • Joshi, A., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Learning to Detect Moving Shadows in Dynamic Environments", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Volume 33, No. 11, November 2008, pp 2055-2063.
  • Cannon, K., LaPoint-Anderson, M., Bird, N., Panciera, K., Veeraraghavan, H., Papanikolopoulos, N., and Gini, M., "Using Robots to Raise Interest in Technology Among Underrepresented Groups", IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Volume 14, No. 2, June 2007, pp 73-81.
  • Stoeter, S., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Kinematic Motion Model for Jumping Scout Robots", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. Volume 22, No. 2, April 2006, pp 398-403.
  • Stoeter, S., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Autonomous Stair-Climbing with Miniature Jumping Robots", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Part B., Volume 35, No. 2, April 2005, pp 313-325.
  • Dos Santos, C., Stoeter, S., Rybski, P., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Panoramic Imaging for Miniature Robots", Robotics and Automation Magazine, Volume 11, No. 4, December 2004, pp 62-68.
  • Perrin, D., Kadioglu, E., Stoeter, S., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Grasping and Tracking Using Constant Curvature Dynamic Contours", International Journal of Robotics Research, Volume 22, No. 10-11, October 2003, pp 855-871.
  • Masoud, O., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "A Method for Human Action Recognition", Image and Vision Computing, Volume 21, No. 8, 2003, pp. 729-743.
  • Rybski, P., Stoeter, S., Gini, M., Hougen, D., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Performance of a Distributed Robotic System Using Shared Communications Channels: A Framework for the Operation and Coordination of Multiple Miniature Robots", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Volume 18, No. 5, October 2002, pp. 713-727.
  • Rybski, P., Stoeter, S., Papanikolopoulos, N.P., Burt, I., Dahlin, T., Gini, M., Hougen, D., Krantz, D., and Nageotte, F., "Sharing Control: a Framework for the Operation and Coordination of Multiple Miniature Robots", IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Volume 9, No. 4, 2002, pp. 41-48.
  • Masoud, O., Papanikolopoulos, N.P., and Kwon, E., "The Use of Computer Vision in Monitoring Weaving Sections", IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Volume 2, No.1, March 2001, pp 18-25.
  • Singh, R., and Papanikolopoulos, N. P., "Planar Shape Recognition by Shape Morphing", Pattern Recognition, Volume 33, No 10, October 2000, pp 1683-1699.
  • Singh, R., Cherkassky, V., and Papanikolopoulos, N. P., "Self-Organizing Maps for the Skeletonization of Sparse Shapes", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Volume 11, No 1, January 2000, pp 241-248.
  • Pavlidis, I., Singh, R., and Papanikolopoulos, N. P., "On-Line Handwriting Recognition Using Physics-Based Shape Metamorphosis", Pattern Recognition, Volume 31, No 11, November 1998, pp 1589-1600.
  • Smith, C., Brandt, S., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Eye-in-Hand Robotic Tasks in Uncalibrated Environments", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Volume 13, No 6, December 1997, pp 903-914.
  • Richards, C., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Detection and Tracking for Robotic Visual Servoing Systems", Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Volume 13, No 2, 1997, pp 101-120.
  • Smith, C., Richards, C., Brandt, S., and Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Visual Tracking for Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 45, No 4, November 1996, pp 744-759.
  • Couvignou, P., Papanikolopoulos, N.P., and Khosla, P.K., "Theory and Experiments in Model-Based Robotic Visual Servoing", Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications,Volume 17, No 2, October 1996, pp 195-221.
  • Nelson, B., Papanikolopoulos, N.P., and Khosla, P.K., "Robotic Visual Servoing and Robotic Assembly Tasks", IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Volume 3, No 2, June 1996, pp 23-31.
  • Papanikolopoulos, N.P., Nelson, B., and Khosla, P.K., "Six Degree-of-Freedom Hand/Eye Visual Tracking with Uncertain Parameters", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Volume 11, Number 5, October 1995, pp 725-732.
  • Papanikolopoulos, N.P., "Selection of Features and Evaluation of Visual Measurements During Robotic Visual Servoing Tasks", Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications, Volume 13, August 1995, pp 279-304.
  • Papanikolopoulos, N.P., and Khosla, P.K., "Adaptive Robotic Visual Tracking: Theory and Experiments", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Volume 38, No 3, March 1993, pp 429-445.
  • Papanikolopoulos, N.P., Khosla, P.K., and Kanade, T., "Visual Tracking of a Moving Target by a Camera Mounted on a Robot: A Combination of Control and Vision.", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Volume 9, No 1, February 1993, pp 14-35.