Nikolay received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Trinity College, Hartford, CT, in 2008 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, in 2012. Currently, he is working toward his PhD at the department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, with his advisor Professor George J. Pappas. Nikolay's research is in planning, control, estimation, and localization for mobile sensors with applications to robotics and computer vision. In particular, he is interested in improving the quality of the information acquisition process by controlling the degrees of freedom of the sensing platforms. The fields relevant to his research are control theory, optimization, sensor management, and computer vision.