Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
University of Pittsburgh
dad5 @ pitt.edu
Dan Ding , Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST) at the University of Pittsburgh. She conducts research in rehabilitation engineering and coordinates the RST graduate program and recruitment efforts. She holds a Ph.D. degree in mechanical and automation engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and received her postdoctoral training in rehabilitation engineering. She mentors engineering undergraduate interns on projects encompassing assistive device design and instrumentation. She also advises graduate students in the RST program and serves on graduate thesis/dissertation committees. She has (co)authored more than 35 peer-reviewed papers and served as expert reviewer for federal grants, peer-reviewed journals and conferences in the field of robotics and rehabilitation engineering. She was the recipient of the NIDRR Switzer Fellowship and the PVA Research Fellowship. Professor Ding is a member of RESNA and IEEE.
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"I was trained in robotics in college and developed my career in rehabilitation engineering. I could see an effective interaction of the two fields in improving QoLT for individuals who have limited capabilities due to aging or disabilities. I am excited to be part of the team and can contribute to the creation of such an important market in QoLT products and services."