Our research involves three elements: human, intelligence (often inspired by human), and system (hardware and software). At the highest level, our goal is to build intelligent autonomous systems that interact with humans to make their lives better!

Robotic Systems

Robotic systems can be used to study human sensory, motor and cognitive function and disorders. Further, we can use robots to assess skill (non-disabled individuals) or functional capacity (individuals with impairment) objectively. Robotic systems can also deliver accessible, cost-effective, efficient, and personalized rehabilitation.

Wearable Sensor Technologies

Dedicated wearable sensor technologies (e.g., inertial measurement units) and consumer-grade wearables (smartwatches & smartphones) offer an unprecedented capability to monitor the wearer’s motion and health.


Problem-specific heuristic & meta-heuristic optimization algorithms are designed by incorporating human knowledge & intelligence into the solver to achieve high computational efficiency or, even in some cases, to find a sub-solution for an intractable problem.

Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence

To solve the above problems, we employ signal processing and AI. We develop new techniques to process/mine (non-stationary) biomedical data or our own problem-specific AI solutions when needed.