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My research focuses on merging two separate fields of study:

control of robotic prosthetic limbs

&

motor learning and adaptation

External Links
University
Colorado School of Mines

Degree Awarded
Spring 2012

Senior Design Topic
Non-invasive BCI for powered wheelchair control

Advisor
John Steele

Course Concentrations
Biomedical Engineering
Rehabilitation Engineering
Robotics

Activities
Robotics Club
Alpha Phi Omega
Tau Beta Pi
Concert Band
Pep Band
Orchestra
Jazz Band
University
Northwestern University

Degree Awarded
Summer 2014

Research Topic
Pattern recognition for myoelectric partial-hand prosthesis control

Advisor
Levi J. Hargrove

Funding
NIDILRR grant number 90RE5014-02-00

Course Concentrations
Prosthetics & Orthotics
Physiology
Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence
University
Northwestern University

Anticipated Graduation
2018

Thesis Topic
Shared motor adaptation for simultaneous biological/myoelectric limb movement

Advisors
Levi J. Hargrove
Jon W. Sensinger

Funding
NSF-NRI 1317379
NIH grant T32 HD07418

Course Concentrations
Neuroscience
Gross Anatomy
Statistical Analysis
Company
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the RIC)

Description
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.
Company
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)

Description
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.
Company
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Description
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.
Company
ADA Technologies, Inc.

Description
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.
Organization Website
ComSciCon-Chicago

Positions Held
Lead Organizer: 2016-2017
Treasurer: 2015-2017

Description
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.
Organization Website
McCormick Graduate Leadership Council

Positions Held
Workshop Instructor: 2014-Present
Workshop Coordinator: 2014-2017

Description
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.
Organization Website
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students

Positions Held
Ambassador: 2016-Present
Co-President: 2014-2016
Workshop Instructor: 2013-2014

Description
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.
Organization Website
Alpha Phi Omega

Positions Held
Treasurer: 2011-2012
Pledge Class President: 2010-2011

Description
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.

Organization Website
CSM Robotics Club

Positions Held
Treasurer: 2009-2011
High School Mentor: 2008-2011

Description
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.
Organization Website
BSA Troop 616

Rank Earned
Eagle Scout, Bronze Palm

Positions Held
Assistant Scoutmaster: 2007-2008
Senior Patrol Leader: 2005-2007
Patrol Leader: 2003-2005

Description
Eagle scout project involved commisioning, designing, and building octagonal bench around tree in local middle school courtyard.

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