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Dr. Doug Weber
University of Pittsburg
Doug Weber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburg. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University. Dr. Weber recently completed a 4 year term as Program Manager in the Biological Technologies office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Weber received a PhD in Bioengineering from Arizona State University and completed post-doctoral training in the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Weber's primary research area is Neural Engineering, including studies of motor learning and control of walking and reaching with an emphasis on applications to neurotechnology and rehabilitation medicine. His specific research interests include: functional electrical stimulation, activity-based neuromotor rehabilitation, neural coding, and neural control of prosthetic devices. Active projects in his lab are focused on building neuro-machine interfaces to enable amputees to achieve natural control and sensation with robotic limbs.