Dr. Douglas Weber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh with secondary appointments in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. He is also the Program Manager in the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Virginia, where he manages a neurotechnology portfolio that includes DARPA’s Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX) and Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) programs.
Dr. Weber completed his undergraduate studies as a Presidential Scholar at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earning a BS in Biomedical Engineering. He continued his academics with a Graduate Academic Scholarship at the Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, finishing both his MS and PhD in Bioengineering. Dr. Weber received a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Neuroscience from the University of Alberta, Centre for Neuroscience, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Weber is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and the Society for Neuroscience. From 2010-2011, he was the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering’s special issue on brain training: cortical plasticity and afferent feedback in brain-machine interface systems. He provides manuscript reviews for many journals, including but not limited to, the Journal of Neural Engineering, the Journal of Physiology, the Journal of Neuroscience Methods, and the International Journal of Human Computer Interactions. He holds 3 issued patents and 3 pending patent applications.
Dr. Weber’s current list of research interests includes: