PI: Francisco Valero-Cuevas Ph.D.
I attended Swarthmore College from 1984-88 where I obtained a BS degree in Engineering. After spending a year in the Indian subcontinent as a Thomas J Watson Fellow, I joined Queen’s University in Ontario and worked with Dr. Carolyn Small. The research for my Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s focused on developing non-invasive methods to estimate the kinematic integrity of the wrist joint.
In 1991, I joined the doctoral program in the Design Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University. I worked with Dr. Felix Zajac developing a realistic biomechanical model of the human digits. This research, done at the Rehabilitation R & D Center in Palo Alto, focused on predicting optimal coordination patterns of finger musculature during static force production.
After completing my doctoral degree in 1997, I joined the core faculty of the Biomechanical Engineering Division at Stanford University as a Research Associate and Lecturer. In 1999, I joined the faculty of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University as Assistant Professor, and was tenured in 2005. In 2007, I joined the faculty at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California as Associate Professor; where I was promoted to Full Professor in 2011. In 2013 I was elected Senior Member of the IEEE, and in 2014 to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers.
Research Assistant Professor
Understanding the neurophysiology of human movement by measuring and characterizing neuromuscular control signals and coordination strategies in health and disease.
CS PhD student
Examining opportunities at the intersection of biomechanics and computational modeling.
CS PhD Student
Using virtual reality, high dimensional analysis, and artificial intelligence to reverse engineer the hand.
BKN PhD Candidate
Understanding voluntary feedback control of goal-directed actions through sensorimotor integration using analysis of motor performance, reflex testing and neuromuscular modeling.
BME PhD student
Researching biomedical signal processing, neuroscience, and brain machine interfaces.
Suraj Chakravarthi Raja
EE PhD student
Making fully operational, neurally interfaced exo-suits and smart prosthesis an affordable reality.
BME PhD student
Understanding the limb mechanics of routine motions and how the nervous system accomplishes these tasks under spatial and temporal constraints.
Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering
Designing robotic platforms for uncovering control mechanisms of balance in aves and quadrupeds.
Information for Prospective Interns
Huan Zhao - M.S. Student in Biomedical Engineering
SitharaSithara Kamalakkannan - M.S. Student in Biomedical Engineering
Vishweshwar Shastri - BME Masters student
Young Jin Kim - CS Undergraduate
Chintalapudi Sarath - EE Masters student
Paris Hajili - BME Undergraduate
Niharika Singh - BME Masters Student
Kornelius Rácz— Joshua Inouye— Marta— Melissa Sajnani— Sudarshan Dayanidhi— Emily Lawrence— Alexander Reyes— Na-hyeon (Hannah) Ko— Evangelos Theodorou— Jason Kutch— Madhusudhan Venkadesan— Veronica Santos— Brendan Holt— Kevin Keenan— Rob Clewley— Jonathan Pearlman— Laurel Kuxhaus— Manish Kurse— Sudarshan Dayanidhi— Vic Anand— Nathan Wilson— Jaewoon Yi— Marta Mora-Aguilar— Robert Riener— Maria Makarov
Jun Yong Shin—Srideep Musuvathy— Chandana Paul—Kian Jalaleddini
Past Masters Students
Victor Esparza - BME
Maral Kasiri - BME Masters Student
Yasmine Kahsai - Roski Design Undergraduate
Gabe Glasser - M.S. Student in Biomedical Engineering
Mayumi Ishikawa - BME undergrad
Brandon Miura - BME undergrad
Taylor Stroobosscher - EE undergrad
Théo Denisart - Visiting Masters Student from EPFL Keegan Bate - BME Masters Student
Giridhar Akila Dhakshinamoorthy - CS Masters Student
Taegyum Kim - CS Undergraduate
Melisa Osborne - BME Undergraduate
Priyanka Vachhani - INF MS Student
Séb Arnold - CS Ph.D. in Rotation
Rose Chiang - BME Ph.D. in Rotation
Babak Taherian - BME Masters Student
Catherine Leigh Raquel - Stanford Human Biology Undergraduate
Catherine Parsekian - Claremont McKenna Neuroscience Undergraduate
Jiayang Miao - CS Undergraduate
Feihong Qian - CS Undergraduate
Xingchen Liao - CS Undergraduate
Sloan Swieso - CS Undergraduate
John Pugliesi - CS Undergraduate
Cyrus Jia - CS Undergraduate
Noel Trivedi - CS Undergraduate
Elizabeth Chu - CS Undergraduate
Shaohui Quian - EE Masters Student