Petar Kormushev is a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London doing research in robotics and machine learning. Previously, Dr. Kormushev was a Research Team Leader at the Italian Institute of Technology where he was leading the Robot Learning and Interaction Lab until 2015. His research interests include various forms of robot learning and machine learning algorithms, especially reinforcement learning for intelligent robot behavior. He obtained a PhD degree in Computational Intelligence from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2009. He holds a MSc degree in Artificial Intelligence, a MSc degree in Bio- and Medical Informatics, and a BSc degree in Computer Science from Sofia University. He has participated in many scientific projects, including European INFRAWEBS project for designing the future Semantic Web, and Japanese NEDO project for developing a common basis for next-generation robots. During 2012-2015 he was a technical coordinator of two FP7 projects (PANDORA and STIFF-FLOP) at IIT, and a co-chair of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Robot Learning. He has won a number of prestigious awards, including the 2013 John Atanasoff award, a “St. Kliment Ohridski” award, and a 4-year Monbukagakusho/MEXT Japanese research fellowship.

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