Dr. Wade earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. He received a dual M.S. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2004 and 2007, respectiveley. He completed a postdoctoral fellowships in Computer Science and Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California before joining UT as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include developing and appyling engineering techniques to outstanding problems in medical health, with a particular focus on wearable sensors, ambient monitoring, and motor rehabilitation.
Focus Areas: Socially Assistive Robotics | Neurorehabilitation | Ambient Assisted Living | Motor Behavior, Control and Learning | Clinical Trial Design
Skills and Expertise: Human Robot Interaction | Biological Signal Processing | Kinematic and Dynamic Modeling | Wearable Sensing | Control Systems