The 18th biennial symposium is a scientific and technical meeting for investigators and students in all areas of computer simulation in biomechanics, especially human movement, motor control, and robotics related to biomechanics.
The symposium aims to address several goals including:
Formulating standardized terminology of computer simulation in biomechanics.
Oliver RöhrleDirector, Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems
Oliver Röhrle is Professor for “Continuum Biomechanics and Mechanobiology” and the founding Director of the Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He is also a Fellow of the Stuttgart Center for Simulation Technology (SimTech) and a Senior Research Expert at Fraunhofer IPA. He received a M.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA (1999) and his Diplom in “Wirtschaftsmathematik” at the University of Ulm (2000). After his PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA (2004), he spent 4 years as a research scientist at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is the spokesperson for the Stuttgart-Auckland International Training Research Group on “Soft Tissue Robotics” and the newly established DFG-funded Priority Programme on “Robustly coupling continuum-biomechanical in silico models to obtain active biological system models for later use in clinical applications - Co-design of modelling, numerics and usability”. His research focuses on multiscale computational modelling of soft biological tissues, in particular on modelling the musculoskseletal system.
Katja MombaurCanada Excellence Research Chair
Katja Mombaur is full professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human-Centred Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Until early 2020 she was full professor at Heidelberg University, Germany, and head of the Optimization in Robotics & Biomechanics (ORB) group. She holds a diploma degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Stuttgart and a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Heidelberg University. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Robotics Lab at Seoul National University, South Korea. She also spent two years as a visiting researcher in the Robotics department of LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse. She has coordinated the European project KoroiBot, has been PI of several other European projects such as Spexor, MOBOT, Agilis and ECHORD, and still is PI in the ongoing European project Eurobench, and one of the directors of the HeiAge project in Heidelberg.
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