CDS Lecture Series

Jaydev P. Desai
Director - Robotics, Automation, and Medical Systems (RAMS) Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland at College Park

Dr. Jaydev P. Desai is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering; faculty member of the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scienctific Computation (AMSC) Program; and, an affiliate faculty of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the university, he was an associate professor at Drexel University. He completed his undergraduate studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, in 1993. He received his M.A. in Mathematics in 1997, M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in 1995 and 1998 respectively, all from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Drexel University, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, lead inventor on the "Outstanding Invention of 2007 in Physical Science Category" at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award.
His research interests include image-guided surgical robotics, grasping, haptics, reality-based soft-tissue modeling for surgical simulation, model-based teleoperation in robot-assisted surgery, and cellular manipulation. He is currently a member o the Haptics Symposium Program Committeel Co-Char o Surgical Robotics committee of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, member of the editorial board of ASME Journal of Medical Devices, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine. He is also a member of the ASME and IEEE.

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