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Sternad Promoted to University Distinguished Professor

COS/ECE Professor Dagmar Sternad has been promoted to the rank of University Distinguished Professor, the highest honor the university can bestow upon a faculty member, for her achievements in the field of experimental and computational motor neuroscience.

Finding the Right Balance

COS/ECE Professor Dagmar Sternad is studying the motion of dancers from the Boston Ballet to determine how the human body balances itself which could help improve medical rehabilitation as well as stabilizing robots.

Humans Control Complex Objects by Exploiting Their Stability

COS/ECE Professor Dagmar Sternad was featured in Physics Today's article "Humans control complex objects by exploiting their stability."

Improving Human-Robot Interactions with Dynamically Complex Objects

Professor Dagmar Sternad, Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics, recently received a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant title, “Learning to Control Dynamically Complex Objects” to improve human-robot interaction by exploring how humans manipulate complex objects and tools. Insights gained from the three-year grant, awarded to both Sternad and her collaborator, Professor Neville Hogan, Mechanical Engineering […]

Sternad Awarded Grant to Create Robots with Better Human Dexterity

COS/ECE Professor Dagmar Sternad was awarded a $500K collaborative NSF grant to research "Towards Robots with Human Dexterity".

Sternad Awarded EAGER Grant

COS & ECE Professor Dagmar Sternad was awarded a $171K NSF EAGER grant for "Challenging the Cognitive-Control Divide". Abstract Source: NSF This EArly-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) collaborative research project is between an expert in robotics and control theory and an expert in experimental and computational motor neuroscience. It bridges cognitive science, experimental psychology […]

Sternad Receives the Best Paper award

ECE Professor Dagmar Sternad received the Best Paper award at the International Conference for Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR) 2015.

Sternad Selected Klein Lecturer

ECE & COS Professor Dagmar Sternad has been selected as this year’s Robert D. Klein University Lecturer. This award honors faculty members who have contributed to their field of study and share that scholarship with the University and the general public. Dagmar Sternad is an internationally known authority in the field of experimental and computational […]

Professor Dagmar Sternad Gives 2013 Arthur Iberall Distinguished Lecture on Life and the Sciences of Complexity at University of Connecticut

Dr. Dagmar Sternad, Professor of Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics, gave the 2013 Arthur Iberall Distinguished Lecture on Life and the Sciences of Complexity at the University of Connecticut on December 6, 2013. Dr. Sternad's lecture, "Actions and Interactions in a Complex World," surveyed her work on the control of sensorimotor skills and […]

FY14 TIER 1 Award Recipients

22 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY14 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 14 different research projects.

The Risk of Carrying a Cup of Coffee

Object manip­u­la­tion or tool use is almost a uniquely human trait, said Dagmar Sternad, director of Northeastern’s Action Lab, a research group inter­ested in move­ment coor­di­na­tion. “Not only does it require cer­tain cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties but also dis­tinct motor abilities.” Simply moving one’s own body, for instance by directing a hand toward a coffee cup, requires the […]

FY12 TIER 1 Award Recipients

28 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY12 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different research projects.