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Dan Ding is Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research at the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology. She is also a Research Biomedical Engineer within the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. She holds asecondary appointment at the Department of Bioengineering and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The common threads running through her research are related to her interests in sensors, machine learning, and human-machine interaction. Through her research, she seeks opportunities to apply knowledge from these fields to assistive devices and systems for people with disabilities. She has been particularly active in the areas of using smart technology (i.e., wearables, internet-of-things, and assistive robotics) to support health/wellness, independence, and participation of people with disabilities. She has been PI or co-PI on many federal and non-profit grants. She has over 180 peer-reviewed journal and conference proceeding publications. She currently leads the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Wireless Technology for People with Disabilities. 


Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology


Master of Rehabilitation Technology
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Rehabilitation Technology