Yao Li, Ph.D

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Nov 13, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Yao Li, Ph.D
.


Yao Li received
his
B.S. degree in
E
lectrical

Engineering

from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
, in
2002. He continued his studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned
his

Ph.D.
degree in
E
lectrical and
C
omputer
Engineering
in 2010. Since then, he has been working as a research
associate at
the
University of Southern California
.


Yao

is mainly interested in the application of control theory and modeling of complex system
s to the
understanding and treatment of human sensorimotor disorders. He has developed a nonlinear optimal
control model to provide insights into stability of sway in standing humans, a common research
paradigm used to characterize various disorders of bal
ance and senility. He has been developing the
optimal estimation algorithms for deriving command signals for prosthetic limbs from the residual
peripheral nervous system of amputees. He is also closely involved in the development and
experimental validat
ion of models of sensorimotor learning that have important clinical implications
and robotic applications of a robust tactile sensor array that mimics the mechanical properties and
distributed touch receptors of the human fingertip.