Dr. Nicholas R. Gans

I am a professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas.

My research interests are in controls in robotics.  I have a focus on vision-based estimation and control for robots and autonomous vehicles.  Naturally, my research includes computer vision and nonlinear control. 

I encourage you to visit my research group's webpage, which is much more interesting than this page

Many of my papers can be easily viewed and downloaded  at my ResearchGate page
My recent research includes:
•Treating visual search problems as optimization problems, with the robots "self-optimizing" their location to find targets
• Advanced formation control and obstacle avoidance alorithms for swarms of robots
• Vision-based lane and vehicle detection for automated driver assistance and autonomous vehicles
•Using kinematic models of the human body, along with multiple small sensors worn on the body, to estimate human walking motion
•How robots can pass information back to human users about their understanding of the environment
•Visual odometry and motion estimation for mobile robots
•How to improve the teaching of Engineering Ethics


Nicholas Gans 
Email: ngans@utdallas.edu
Mailing Address:
Department of Electrical Engineering
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and  Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
MS EC 33, P.O. Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083
Office Address:
Engineering and Computer Science Building Room 4.910
The University of Texas at Dallas
2601 North Floyd Road
Richardson, TX 75083





Updated 11/16/2016


I was interviewed on the Dallas Public Radio show Think with Krys Boyd, on October 25, 2016, about autonomous vehicles.
You can listen to it here

I was interviewed on the Dallas Fox 4 News show Think with Krys Boyd, on August 5, 2016, about autonomous vehicles
You can listen to it here

I was interviewed on the Dallas Public Radio show Think with Krys Boyd, on November 14, 2011, about robots in STEM education.
You can listen to it here.

I gave this talk as part of the workshop Recent Advances in Extremum Seeking Control and its Applications at the 19th IFAC Wordl Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, in August, 2014.

I gave this talk as the keynote session at the 2011 International Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa in Vaal, South Africa and in 2012 at Texas A&M University . Select "View Full-Size Presentation" to see the videos on YouTube.

This is a classic (i.e., dated) presentation of my research, including videos