Brenna Argall, PhD

Brenna Argall, PhD

Faculty Research Scientist
Assistant Professor
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About Me

Dr. Argall is a roboticist and assistant professor in the Departments of Elecrtrical Engineering & Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Her training is in robotics autonomy, and her research lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, rehabilitation robotics and machine learning. She is the director of the argallab, whose mission to advance human ability through the use of robotics autonomy.

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    1998 - 2002
    Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University
    2004 - 2009
    Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
    Fellowship

    Credential

    2009 - 2011
    Robot Learning, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Early CAREER Award
    National Science Foundation, 2016
  • 40 under 40
    Crain's Chicago Business, 2016
  • June and Donald Brewer Junior Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Northwestern University, 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Member
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2007
  • Member
    Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), 2010
  • Member
    Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2012
  • Trustee
    Chicago Ideas Brain Trust, 2017 - 2018

Research Interests

  • Robotics Autonomy
  • Assistive and Rehabilitation Robots
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Shared Control between Humans and Robots

Selected Grants

  • National Science Foundation (Robust Intelligence)
    1552706, 2016 - 2021
  • Office of Naval Research
    N00014-16-1-2247, 2016 - 2020
  • National Institutes of Health (NICHD)
    R43-HD085317, 2016 - 2017
  • National Science Foundation (Cyber-Physical Systems)
    15544741, 2015 - 2018
  • National Institutes of Health (NIBIB/NICHD)
    R01-EB019335, 2014 - 2017
  • National Science Foundation (Cyber-Physical Systems)
    1329891, 2013 - 2017
  • National Science Foundation
    1229566, 2012 - 2016

My Lab

Assistive & Rehabilitation Robotics Lab

We incorporate robotics autonomy and intelligence into assistive machines to support people with motor impairments.

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