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Igor Gilitschenski

Faculty Affiliate

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Toronto

Igor Gilitschenski is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto where he leads the Toronto Intelligent Systems Lab. Before joining UofT, Igor was a Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Distributed Robotics Lab (DRL). There he was the technical lead of DRL’s autonomous driving research team. He joined MIT from the Autonomous Systems Lab of ETH Zurich where he worked on robotic perception. Igor obtained his doctorate in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a Diploma in Mathematics from the University of Stuttgart. His goal is to bridge the gap between human and embodied learning currently focusing on developing novel perception and decision-making methods for challenging dynamic environments.

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Learning


  • Sony Focused Research Award, 2022
  • Outstanding Associate Editor, RA-L, 2022
  • Best Paper Award, RA-L, 2020
  • Best Paper Award, ACC, 2017
  • Best Paper Award, Fusion, 2014
  • Best Paper Award Runner-up, Fusion, 2013 & 2014
  • Best Exercise Group & Best Optional Lecture Award, KIT, 2013