I am a doctoral candidate with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, advised by Drs. Rory Cooper and Brad Dicianno. As a part of my doctoral studies, I work as a research associate at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories.

As a physician researcher, I am interested in studying health outcomes, particularly outcomes of practices and interventions that employ novel  robotic and virtual reality based technology.

My doctoral dissertation combines ergonomic principles, and bio-mechanical modeling with psychometric/clinimetric methods, to develop (real-world & virtual-reality based)  assessment metrics and training techniques aimed at improving  powered mobility driving behavior of people with significant disabilities.

Illustrated here are few professional and personal projects I have been working on over the past few years.