Emel Demircan

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Emel Demircan joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2015. Dr. Demircan obtained her Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2012. She was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford from 2012 to 2014 and a visiting assistant professor at University of Tokyo from 2014 to 2015. She is also a part-time scientist at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital Gait Analysis Lab at Stanford University. Dr. Demircan's research focuses on the application of dynamics and control theory for the simulation and analysis of biomechanical and robotic systems. Her research interests include experimental and computational approaches for the study of human movement, rehabilitation robotics, sports biomechanics, human motion synthesis, natural motion generation in humanoid robotics and human motor control. In 2014, Dr. Demircan established an IEEE RAS Technical Committee on "Human Movement Understanding." She is actively collaborating with clinical, athletic and industrial partners and is involved in professional and outreach activities within the IEEE Robotics Society (RAS). [resume]
Research Interests: musculoskeletal modeling, cyber-physical systems, human augmentation, rehabilitation and assistive robotics, and sports biomechanics

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