United Kingdom Partnerships
Active collaboration on human-autonomy teaming and human trust in human-autonomy partnership. The work has been focusing on measure of cortical activity to assess operator/driver cognition in both non-autonomous and autonomous situations. Current activities include joint seminars, lectures, hosting and advising graduate students for their thesis work. A PhD student already visited and worked at our lab and we have published many joint journal and conference papers.
Drexel Student in United Kingdom:
Claire Witherel was a PhD student (’19) and graduate of Drexel's BS/MS Biomedical Engineering program ('12). During Claire's pre-junior year at Drexel, she traveled to Shanghai, China to collaborate with Drs. Yilin Cao and Wei Liu at the Shanghai Key Tissue Engineering Laboratory at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. With the Whitaker Fellowship, Claire traveled to the University of Manchester, UK to work with Dr. Paul Martin, a researcher and expert in the wound healing field. The overall purpose of this research was to establish a multi-institutional collaboration between Drexel University’s Biomaterial and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory (PI: Dr. Kara Spiller) and the University of Manchester , to design and evaluate a biomaterial strategy that will facilitate enhanced tissue regeneration in severe wounds by targeting macrophages.
Shawn Joshi is a current MD/PhD student at Drexel University. Shawn recently completed his second year of medical school and is conducting research for a PhD in Biomedical Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Hasan Ayaz in Drexel's Cognitive Neuroengineering and Quantitative Experimental Research (CoNQuER) Collaborative. As a recipient of a 2017-18 Fulbright UK Open Award, Shawn worked with researchers from Oxford Brookes and Maynooth Universities on to explore the clinical use of portable medical neuroimaging devices on physical therapies for children with motor learning disabilities.