Dr. Dan Ding received her PhD in 2001 in mechanical and automation engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in China. She joined the Human Engineering Research Laboratories in the Pittsburgh VA Health System as a research scientist in November 2001 and began a three year postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in the same year. She is now an assistant professor at the University in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology. Dr. Ding’s research interests include assistive device instrumentation and monitoring, modeling and test evaluation of wheelchairs, rehabilitation robotics, and virtual reality.
Dr. Ding has published more than 30 papers in refereed professional journals and international conference proceedings. She is a senior member of the Society of Instrumentation, Systems and Automation (ISA), a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Society of North America (RESNA).
Dr. Ding is the recipient of several awards and honors including a 2005 research fellowship award from the Paralyzed Veterans of America and a 2004 Switzer fellowship award from the Department of Education and the National Institute of Disability Research and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Dan Ding
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