Dimitar Dimitrov

I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria (20.11.1975)

Professional experience

2017.09 - present ProbaYes

  • still settling in ...

Research experience

2012.10 - 2015.12 INRIA Rhône-Alpes

  • BIPOP team (research scientist)

  • Research: Fast and reliable solution of lexicographic optimization problems applied to robot control

2007.12 - 2012.09 Örebro University

  • MR&O laboratory (research scientist/lecturer)

  • Research: Optimal control of walking robots, robotic grasping, motion planning for nonholonomic vehicles

  • Teaching: Control of linear & nonlinear systems, simulation of multibody systems, introduction to optimization

  • Family: my daughters Elena and Marina were born

  • Sport: “Innebandy”

2006.12 - 2007.12 INRIA Rhône-Alpes

  • BIPOP team (research scientist)

  • Research: Walking motion generation for biped robots

  • Sport: Rock-climbing

Education

2003.04 - 2006.03 Tohoku University

  • Space Robotics Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering

  • Degree: Ph.D. in aerospace engineering

  • Dissertation: Dynamics and control of space manipulators during a satellite capturing operation

  • Advisor: Prof. Kazuya Yoshida

  • Awards: Scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education MONBU-SHYO (2003.04 - 2006.03)

  • Sport: Ice hockey (University team)

2002.04 - 2003.03 Hirosaki University

1994.09 - 2001.09 Technical University - Sofia

  • Faculty of Automatics

  • Degrees: M.Sc. in robotics (1999.09), B.A. in electrical engineering (1997.09)

  • Advisor: Prof. Veselin Pavlov (M.Sc. thesis)

  • Sport: Basketball (University team), basketball referee

  • I decided to move to Japan after having spent two years as a doctoral student

Publications

Link to my publications

Languages

  • Bulgarian (native)

  • English (fluent)

  • Japanese (conversational)

  • Russian (basic)

  • French (beginner)