Tricia Gibo

Postdoctoral Researcher
Delft University of Technology

In February 2014, I moved to the Netherlands to begin a new job as a postdoc in the Delft Haptics Lab at TU Delft (Delft University of Technology). I am currently working with Dr. David Abbink (Department of BioMechanical Engineering) as part of the large multi-disciplinary Dutch research program, H-Haptics.

I received my PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 2013, advised by Dr. Allison Okamura (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and co-advised by Dr. Amy Bastian (Department of Neuroscience; Kennedy Krieger Institute). I joined Dr. Okamura's Haptics Laboratory (part of the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics) at Johns Hopkins University in Fall 2007. Soon after, I began collaborating with Dr. Bastian's Motion Analysis Laboratory, eventually transitioning to working there full-time when Dr. Okamura moved to Stanford University in 2011. In November 2012, I moved to California (my home state) to re-join my advisor at the Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Laboratory as a visiting student to finish my doctoral research.

My research is focused on human-machine interaction. I am interested in using robotic systems to study how people control and adapt their movement. This can help us understand both fundamental questions about how the brain controls movement, and how to design more effective and intuitive human-machine interfaces.

Previous research experiences include a summer working in the Department of Motor Control and Rehabilitation of the Computational Neuroscience Laboratories at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) in Japan, an internship in the Glucose Sensor R&D department at Medtronic Diabetes, and undergraduate research in the Visual Processing Laboratory at the University of Southern California. I received my M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 2009 and my B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California.