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Nicholas Gans

Clinical Associate Professor
ECSN 4.910
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080, USA
Phone: 972-883-4341
Mailstop: EC33

SeRViCE Lab, ATEC 1.601

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Nicholas Gans

Clinical Associate Professor


Ph.D. Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dec. 2005


Dr. Gans is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. His research interests include nonlinear and adaptive control, with focus on vision-based control and estimation, robotics and autonomous vehicles. Current research includes control of self-optimizing autonomous sensors to maximize sensor information, human-machine interfaces, vision-based control of autonomous ground and air vehicles. Dr. Gans has published over 70 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers, and he holds two patents in these areas.

Dr. Gans earned his M.S. in electrical and computer engineering and his Ph.D. in systems and entrepreneurial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2005. Prior to joining UT Dallas, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Florida and as a postdoctoral associate with the National Research Council, where he conducted research on control of autonomous aircraft for the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate and developed the Visualization Laboratory for simulation of vision-based control systems

Research Interests

Control Systems, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles