James L. Patton

James L. Patton, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Professor, Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
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About Me

Dr. Patton's research focuses on computational modeling of biomechanics, the neural control of actions, motor learning, and neuro-rehabilitation. He specializes in robotic manipulators and human machine-interactions to try to answer some of these questions. 

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    1984 - 1989
    Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, University of Michigan
    1990 - 1993
    Master of Science, Theoretical Mechanics, Michigan State University
    1993 - 1998
    PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
    Fellowship

    Credential

    1998 - 2001
    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rehabilitation Robotics, Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago

Recent Publications

Interictal spike connectivity in human epileptic neocortex.
Maharathi B, Wlodarski R, Bagla S, Asano E, Hua J, Patton J, Loeb JA
doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2018.11.025
Reshaping Movement Distributions With Limit-Push Robotic Training.
Shah AK, Sharp I, Hajissa E, Patton JL
doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2018.2839565
Regression techniques employing feature selection to predict clinical outcomes in stroke.
Abdel Majeed Y, Awadalla SS, Patton JL
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205639

Honors & Awards

  • Associate Editor, IEEE transactions on Biomedical Engineering
    2015
  • Editor In chief of the IEEE-EMBs Conference Editorial Board
    2014
  • University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Engineering Faculty Advising Award
    2012

Grants

  • Error-enhanced Learning & Recovery in 2 & 3 Dimensions
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    $1,524,492
    , 2013 - 2018
  • Bimanual Robotic Rehabilitation System with Variable Interacton Modes
    Barrett Technology LLC
    , 2017 - 2019
  • Collaborative Machines Enhancing Therapies (COMET)
    NIDILRR, $4,624,740

    , 2018 - 2022

My Lab

Robotics Lab

Our research is aimed at understanding the sensory-motor system through close interaction with artificial systems & how the brain executes motor behaviors.

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Work History

  • 2007
    Associate Professor, Bioengineering, The University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2004
    Associate Director, Center For Rehabilitation Robotics, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • 2002 - 2004
    Associate Director, Sensory-Motor Performance Program, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • 2001
    Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
  • 2001
    Research Scientist, Sensory-Motor Performance Program, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • 1993 - 1998
    Doctoral Research Assistant, Northwestern University Programs in Physical Therapy