Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Myunghee Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
Director, Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory

Research Interests:
Wearable Robotics, Rehabilitation Robotics,
Biomechatronics, Machine Learning Control


Website | myheekim@uic.edu

Dr. Kim’s primary focus is the development of assistive robotic devices for improving mobility and quality of life through integrative approaches of numerical dynamic models, machine learning techniques, experimental testbeds, and controlled human-subject experiments. At present, she works on developing assistance methods to enhance balance and walking economy using wearable devices (e.g., exoskeletons and prostheses). As a part of this effort, she is also interested in using those devices to understand further an impaired gait and advance training methods of motor function. In line with this research, Dr. Kim also explores the control of autonomous devices (e.g., legged robots).

Doctoral Students

Prakyath Kantharaju

Prakyath Kantharaju

Doctoral Student, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
M.S. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University

Research Topic:
Data driven robotic device state estimation and control

pkanth3@uic.edu

HyeongKeun Jeong

HyeongKeun Jeong

Doctoral Student, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
M.S. Mechanical Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Korea University

Research Topic:
Human-Robot interactive optimization

hjeong29@uic.edu

Masters Research Students

Oluwadamilola Saka

Oluwadamilola Saka

Masters Student, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Research Topic:
Data driven robotic device control

osaka2@uic.edu

Xingyuan Zhou

Xingyuan Zhou

Masters Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Post-doctoral fellow

Dr. Yoo

Dongyual Yoo

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, TX, USA

Research Topic:
Assistive robotic device

ydy306@uic.edu

Research Specialist

Michael Jacobson

Michael Jacobson

Research Specialist, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Research Topic:
Assistive robotic device design

mjacob38@uic.edu

Intern (GPIP)

Kevin Georgiev

Tanuj Rakesh Dave

Intern, Computer Science 

tdave6@uic.edu

 

Research Alumni

Kishan

Kishan Patel

Now: Embedded System Engineer, Thordrive

Prev: Research Specialist, Rehab. Robotics Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago

imkishan96@gmail.com
Rohith R Nair

Rohith R Nair

Now: Mechanical Engineer, O2M Technologies

Prev: MS. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

rohithrnair02@gmail.com

Sanjog Kumar

Sanjog Kumar

Now: Embedded Software Engineer, Current Ways

Prev: MS, University of Illinois at Chicago

sanjogkumarpanda@gmail.com

Vladica Nikolic

Vladica Nikolic

Now: Mechanical Engineer, National Accelerator Fermilab

Prev: BS, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Barry Liu

Barry Liu

Now: B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Prev: Whitney M. Young High School

barryliu64@gmail.com

Sameer Bethanabotla

Sameer Bethanabotla

Now: Doctoral Student, Texas A&M University

Prev: MS, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Seongman Jong

Seongman Jong
Research Specialist, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

BS, MS, Robotics, Ajou University, Korea, MIT Sloan & CSAIL Artificial Intelligence

Research Topic:
Machine learning for assistive device

tkouko2@uic.edu

Anchi He

Anchi He

Ph.D. Student, Virginia Tech

Tinchun Wen

Tinchun Wen

Yusef Issa

Yusef Issa

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Moraine Valley Community College Engineering Transfer

Research Topic:
Hip exoskeleton

yissa3@uic.edu

Isaiah Scott

Isaiah Scott
Research Specialist, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Topic:
Assistive robotic device design

iscott@uic.edu

Visiting Scholar Alumni

Visiting Scholar Alumni 

Dongbin Shin
Hanyang University

Yongseok Kim
Hanyang University

GPIP Alumni

GPIP (Guaranteed Paid Internship Program) Alumni

Kevin Georgiev
Intern, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
kgeorg26@uic.edu

 

Rebecca Lu
Intern, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
rlu24@uic.edu

 

Vaishnavi Vanamala
Intern, BioEngineering
vvanam2@uic.edu

 

Neel Soni
Intern, BioEngineering
nsoni22@uic.edu

 

Daniel Serrano
Intern, Electrical and Computer Engineering
dserra8@uic.edu