Kiril Solovey

Electrical and Computer Engineering | Technion - Israel Institute of Technology


Zisapel 717, Technion

Haifa, Israel

I’m an Assistant Professor at Technion ECE where I lead the Multi-Robot Systems Lab. My research draws upon ideas across the disciplines of computer science, engineering, and transportation science, to develop scalable algorithms with substantial guarantees for control and decision-making of multi-robot systems. To find out about more about my group and teaching activities check out my lab’s page.

I obtained BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, where I was advised by Dan Halperin. I was a postdoc in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford, with Marco Pavone, and briefly in Computer Science, Technion, with Oren Salzman. For my academic work I received multiple awards, including the Clore Scholars and Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships, best paper awards and nominations, and teaching awards. I’m affiliated with Tech.AI, the Autonomous Systems Program, and the Applied Mathematics Program.

I live in Haifa on Mt. Carmel :mountain: with my incredible spouse Nadia Belkind. I take pleasure in being outdoors (mountain biking :mountain_bicyclist: and hiking :national_park:), traveling around the world :cityscape:, and enjoy food and cooking :bento:, music :notes:, books :books:, and meditation :cloud:.

:wave: I’m recruiting to my team MSc, PhD students and PostDocs with strong background in math, algorithms, optimization, and robotics to work on autonomous racing and driving :checkered_flag:, smart mobility :oncoming_automobile:, and multi-robot motion planinng :robot:

selected publications

  1. TCNS
    Devansh Jalota, Kiril Solovey, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Stephen Zoepf, Hamsa Balakrishnan, and Marco Pavone
    When Efficiency meets Equity in Congestion Pricing and Revenue Refunding Schemes
    IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 2023
  2. T-RO
    Dror Dayan, Kiril Solovey, Marco Pavone, and Dan Halperin
    Near-Optimal Multi-Robot Motion Planning with Finite Sampling
    IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2023
  3. IJRR
    Mengyu Fu, Kiril Solovey, Oren Salzman, and Ron Alterovitz
    Toward Certifiable Optimal Motion Planning for Medical Steerable Needles
    International Journal of Robotics Research, 2023
  4. JAIR
    Shushman Choudhury, Kiril Solovey, Mykel J. Kochenderfer, and Marco Pavone
    Efficient Large-Scale Multi-Drone Delivery using Transit Networks
    Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 2021
  5. AR
    Rahul Shome, Kiril Solovey, Andrew Dobson, Dan Halperin, and Kostas E. Bekris
    dRRT*: Scalable and informed asymptotically-optimal multi-robot motion planning
    Autonomous Robots, 2020
  6. IJRR
    Kiril Solovey, and Michal Kleinbort
    The critical radius in sampling-based motion planning
    International Journal of Robotics Research, 2020
  7. RA-L
    Michal Kleinbort, Kiril Solovey, Zakary Littlefield, Kostas E. Bekris, and Dan Halperin
    Probabilistic Completeness of RRT for Geometric and Kinodynamic Planning With Forward Propagation
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2019
  8. RSS
    Kiril Solovey, Mauro Salazar, and Marco Pavone
    Scalable and Congestion-Aware Routing for Autonomous Mobility-On-Demand Via Frank-Wolfe Optimization
    In Robotics: Science and Systems, 2019
  9. RSS
    Kiril Solovey, and Michal Kleinbort
    The Critical Radius in Sampling-based Motion Planning
    In Robotics: Science and Systems, 2018
  10. IJRR
    Kiril Solovey, and Dan Halperin
    On the hardness of unlabeled multi-robot motion planning
    International Journal of Robotics Research, 2016
  11. T-ASE
    Aviv Adler, Mark Berg, Dan Halperin, and Kiril Solovey
    Efficient Multi-Robot Motion Planning for Unlabeled Discs in Simple Polygons
    IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2015