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UDC Welcomes Dr. Neelesh Kumar of India for Five-Month Research Study

"This is a major indication of the regard with which UDC's engineering and research programs are held by the international community," says Ambassador Antoine.

June 3, 2013, Washington, DC– The Office of International Programs and Exchange (OIPE) is pleased to announce the arrival of Professor Neelesh Kumar, who is a Senior Scientist from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in India.  He is the distinguished guest of UDC's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Dean Devdas Shetty.

Dr. Kumar has been awarded the prestigious "Raman Fellowship" by the Indian government to conduct academic interaction and research while visiting SEAS.  During his stay at UDC, he will interact with faculty on the newly proposed program on Biomedical Engineering and conduct research on sensor integration in rehabilitation engineering.  The scope of work of his particular project, "Sensor Integration and Biomechanical Assessment of Human performance for Rehabilitation Devices including Wearable Mobility Supports," will include:

  • Interaction with faculty on Biomedical engineering curriculum and bio- instrumentation laboratories in SEAS.
  • Design aspects and investigation of sensing parameters for wearable mobility assistive devices.
  • Biomechanics analysis of human gait for ambulatory suspension system, and investigation for different gait environments.
  • Design parameters for wearable mobility assistive devices and identification of optimum control parameters for controlling the wearable mobility assistive device.
  • Multi-channel biosensor interface and detection for prosthetics and hybrid approach using bio-signals.

The UDC Director of International Programs and Exchange, Dr. Denis Antoine, asks the University community to join him in extending a warm welcome to Professor Neelesh Kumar, who will be at UDC until October 2013, when you see him around the campus (see photo). 

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