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    Brenna Argall

    Associate Professor, Northwestern University; Director, argallab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    Brenna Argall is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Northwestern University as well as the Director of the Assistive & Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory (argallab) at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the premier rehabilitation hospital in the United States, whose mission is to advance human ability through robotics autonomy. Argall’s research lies at the intersection of robotics, machine learning and human rehabilitation. She is a 2016 recipient of the NSF CAREER award, and was named one of the 40 under 40 by Crain’s Chicago Business. She received her Ph.D. in Robotics and her B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining Northwestern, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and prior to graduate school she held a computational biology position at the National Institutes of Health.

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