Current work focuses on creating bridge between fields of myoelectric prosthesis control
and human motor control in order to address limitations in prosthesis control.
Particular focus on how the prosthesis control algorithm affects a user’s motor adaptation,
and investigating how to facilitate adaptation to maintain adequate prosthesis control.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)
Focus on improving control of partial-hand prostheses through optimization of EMG pattern-recognition
parameters while preserving wrist mobility. Compared the performance of several pattern-recognition algorithms,
analysis window lengths, and number of available grasps in terms of prediction accuracy and speed.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Worked with Dr. Richard Weir to design and CAD a 3 degree of freedom prosthetic hand.
Responsible for measuring and creating SolidWorks models of existing prototype,
designing thumb actuation mechanism and housing, and designing finger flexion system.
ADA Technologies, Inc.
Lead Engineer on a DoD SBIR Phase I project involving fire detection and targeted
fire suppression for use in an aircraft dry bay. Personal associated tasks included
patent research, prototype and control circuit design, fabrication, and quantitative testing.
Organizer and treasurer for second conference held summer 2016.
Lead organizer for third conference to be held summer 2017. Responsible for overseeing other organizers, tracking budget and donated funds,
securing conference location, reimbursing for spent funds, and running the conference event.
Work with the BME and McCormick staff to coordinate workshops for current graduate students to teach introductory through advanced MATLAB and SolidWorks skills.
To date, over 600 graduate students have signed up for these workshops.
Coordinated additional workshops on subjects including Adobe Illustrator, Immunohistochemistry, Western Blotting, Statistics, Machine Learning, and Python.
Oversaw periodic academic and social events, maintained communication with other officers, proposed and facilitated changes to annual BME research day
including pop talks (short 3-minute overviews of research using jargon-free language),and rebuilt website.
Non-greek co-ed service fraternity; requirements included minimum 15 hours of community service per semester. Treasurer duties
included collecting, tracking, and managing dues and reimbursements for $3000 budget.
Managed $26,000 budget per year, developed and submitted annual budget allocation request.
Co-initiated project to design, build and program self-balancing wheelchair.
Mentor for FIRST Robotics Competition.
Helped migrate from mentor-led to student-led project with critical oversight and guidance.