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:
Adaptive control and geometric control to enable robot-guided ink-jet deposition on curved surfaces
Novel extrememum seeking control algorithms for variable speed rythmic processes such as powered prosthetic walking
• Combining the relative strengths of control theory and machine learning to create robust control policies
• Using machine learning to reduce the data necessary for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
• Advanced distributed formation control and obstacle avoidance alorithms for swarms of robots
• Vision-based lane and vehicle detection for automated driver assistance and autonomous vehicles
• 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

 

Phone:

972-883-4341

 

Updated 6/6/2018

News

I was honored to receive a 2018 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Awards from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

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.