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Jon S

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Mechanical engineering, dynamics, physics, biomechanics, assistive devices, device design, machine learning, deep learning, movement disorders, promoting healthy movement

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Simulate motion

Create musculoskeletal model and use it in a physics based platform to simulate a motion you care about. You might think about simulating your favorite sport to see if you can learn about the forces involved, or perhaps you've always wondered how cats seem to land on their feet.

Create a machine learning model

Use statistics and machine learning to build a model that can estimate predict, or compute something you are interested in. It could be a model that detects your favorite animal in a picture or one that identifies when someone is dancing in your favorite style. Identify something that you want to build and this would be a great way to practice coding and using statistical methods.

Biomechanics in the wild

Find something in your community that causes people trouble. It could be a set of stairs that is steeper than usual, a sidewalk that is inclined, or a door that is too heavy. Do an analysis of what you find to quantify and recommend different parameters that would be more favorable.

Coding skills

Python, C++, R, MATLAB

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