Rajiv Ranganathan, PhD
- Faculty, Training Faculty, Behavioral & Systems
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., 2009, Penn State University
My research interests are in the area of motor learning and its application to rehabilitation. I am especially interested in how humans learn to produce complex yet coordinated multi-joint movements and how this ability is altered in the context of development, aging, and movement disorders. I use a combination of both experimental techniques - such as motion capture, robotics and virtual reality - as well as modeling and computer simulations to understand the neural bases of motor learning from a systems perspective. The overarching goal of my research program is to develop novel training paradigms to facilitate motor skill learning and the rehabilitation of movement disorders such as stroke.