Associate Director, Restore Center
Jennifer Hicks received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2010. Her work, applying computer modeling and statistical learning to understand human movement disorders, was supported by fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Stanford Bio-X Program. Dr. Hicks is the Director of Data Science for the Mobilize Center, an NIH Biomedical Technology Resource Center at Stanford University. Dr. Hicks also serves as the Associate Director of the Restore Center, an NIH-funded center that brings state-of-the-art engineering tools to rehabilitation scientists. Her research is focused on interfacing biomechanical modeling with statistical and machine learning methods to predict the effects of surgery and other interventions on human movement. She is also using data from mobile phones and other novel sources to understand how to motivate physical activity. Dr. Hicks helps run the multi-faceted training and outreach programs at the Mobilize Center and NCSRR. In addition, as the Research and Development Manager for the OpenSim software project, she guides the project’s development team and serves as the voice of the software user/researcher.
Monday, September 27, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET